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Rs 5 lakh crore road infra in Punjab by 2024, promises Nitin Gadkari

Rs 5 lakh crore road infra in Punjab by 2024, promises Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari



Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, February 16

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari today addressed an election rally at the industrial town of Mandi Gobindgarh in support of BJP candidate from Amloh and said the Centre would construct a road infrastructure worth Rs 5 lakh crore in Punjab by 2024.

He said the major problem being faced by the industry, farmers and transporters was high logistic cost. He said in China the logistic cost was 10 per cent, in European countries 12 per cent, but in India it was up to 16-18 per cent, so the rates of products were high, which couldn't compete at international level. He said he was making all-out efforts to bring it to 10 per cent by constructing infrastructure.

He said under the Bharat Mala initiative various highways projects were being constructed. He said Green Express Highways at the cost of Rs 70,000 crore were being constructed in Punjab. He said: “By 2024, from Amritsar a truck will reach Delhi in four hours and Bombay in 24 hours, consuming less diesel. Similarly, Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Green Express Highway is being constructed, which will connect all Sikh religious shrines and Mata Vaishno Devi. From Delhi, one can reach Katra in four hours.”

He urged the people to give a chance to the BJP in Punjab so that it could be made one of the most-advanced and debt-free states. Farmers, industrialists and traders would have field days, he said. —

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