Friday, December 3, 2021

CNG, LNG and ethanol should be used for road equipment machinery: Nitin Gadkari

Road Transport  and  Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari has said that use of steel and cement should be reduced in road construction without compromising  on quality. Addressing a conference on road development in India today, Mr. Gadkari  said, CNG, LNG and ethanol should be used for the road equipment machinery.  He  emphasized  on import substitution, cost effective, pollution free and indigenous methods and development of alternative fuel.

The Minister said, India with about 63 lakh Kilometre  of road network is the second largest road network in the world. He added that the government is investing 1.4 trillion dollars  in infrastructure development through the national infrastructure pipeline. He said, increased investment in infrastructure  will help create employment during Covid pandemic.
The Minister also said,  his aim is to construct a 60 thousand  kilometre  world class national highway at the rate of 40 kilometre per day.
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