Resolving disputes in order to fast track nearly 50 stalled road projects, a new fixed toll policy for all highway projects, and e-governance technology, especially for tendering process, are top on the Road Ministry’s agenda.
Assuming office here on Thursday, Nitin Gadkari, the new Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, urged officials to take quick decisions either way. “Any delay in signing of files will not be tolerated,” he said.
Gadkari said, to bring down construction and maintenance costs, the Roads Secretary has been asked to undertake a comparative study of tar and concrete cement roads. “After the study, we will decide on what kind of roads should be built to cut down on capital costs and maintenance.”
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