Rajya Sabha 26 Green Expressways to be built in India by 2024 India will give competition to America in terms of roads

Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India Nitin Gadkari- India TV Hindi News
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Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India Nitin Gadkari

Highlights

  • Emphasis will be given on use of technology to collect toll
  • Consideration is being given to installing GPS system in cars
  • With the construction of new roads, the distance between many cities will be reduced.

Nitin Gadkari: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that 26 green expressways will be ready in the country before 2024 and India will be at par with the US in terms of roads. Along with this, Gadkari said that in the coming days, emphasis will be laid on the use of technology for collecting toll charges. He said that till now there is no provision of punishment for not paying toll.

Considering two options for collecting toll

He said that preparations are on to bring a bill regarding toll. He said that two options are being considered for collecting the toll. According to him, the first option is related to the installation of ‘GPS’ system in the cars while the second option pertains to the modern number plates. He said that for some time now emphasis is being given on new number plates. Gadkari said one option is likely to be taken in the next one month.

With the new system, there will be no crowd at the toll booth.

He said that when the new system is implemented, there will be no congestion at the toll booth and traffic will also not be affected. Gadkari was answering supplementary questions during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha. He said that 26 green expressways will be started in the country before 2024, which will make India at par with America in terms of roads. He said that with the construction of new roads, the distance between many cities will be reduced.

NHAI’s condition is absolutely fine

He said that at present, if a person covers a distance of even 10 km on the toll road, then he has to pay a fee of 75 km, but in the new system, he will be charged only for the distance covered. He denied this. Said that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is going through a financial crisis. He said that the condition of NHAI is absolutely fine and it has no shortage of money. He said that in the past two banks offered loans at low rates.

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