Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has stressed strict adherence to the project schedule and called for adopting best practices in project management and construction. He said, the government is committed to quality work and has zero-tolerance towards corruption.
Mr. Gadkari was chairing the first day of the two-day-long review meeting of the National Highways Authority of India, NHAI projects with the officials of his ministry today. The Minister said, any inter-ministerial issues holding up a project may be brought to the notice of the government for his intervention to expedite resolution.
During the meeting, projects from the Southern and Central zones that include Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Telangana, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh were reviewed today.
A total of 500 projects worth of three lakh crore rupees are being reviewed in the meeting. Tomorrow, the projects from North-Eastern states, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Laddakh, Haryana, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh will be reviewed.
On the occasion, Mr. Gadkari also launched online Web Portal GATI which has been created by the NHAI.