National Highway Project: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of two National Highway projects in Assam.
Along with this, Gadkari also inaugurated two national highways in Assam. The total cost of these four highway projects is around Rs 1,450 crore. In an online event, Gadkari laid the foundation stone for four-laning Mangaldei Bypass on National Highway 15 at a cost of Rs 535 crore and 13-km Daboka-Parakhuwa section on National Highway 29 at a cost of Rs 517 crore.
He also dedicated to the nation the 10 km long Nagaon Bypass-Teliagaon section of National Highway 127 constructed at a cost of Rs 247 crore and the eight km long Teliagaon-Ranggara section of the same highway constructed at a cost of Rs 156 crore. Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari said that Assam is moving towards growth and development and the state government has also shown speed in land acquisition and environmental clearance for these projects.
He said that this is in line with the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the development of roads and other infrastructural facilities in the entire North Eastern region including Assam. Apart from this, while addressing the Green Energy Conference, Gadkari told many important things. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that India can reduce its pollution by more than 40 percent by not using fossil fuels like petrol and diesel. Significantly, India imports crude oil worth Rs 16 lakh crore every year.
Addressing the Green Energy Conference, Gadkari said, “We can reduce pollution by 40 percent by not using fossil fuels like petrol and dieselGadkari stressed on the importance of institutions like IITs to bring in new technology to promote clean and green energy. He said that the new technology should be need-based, economically viable and raw material should be available for it.