21st March 2023, New Delhi: India’s leading Hindi news channel, News18 India hosted its flagship summit at the prestigious Taj Palace in Delhi. The latest edition of the marquee initiative, News18 India Chaupal, saw a stellar line-up of the nation’s most distinguished thought leaders and youth icons who deliberated and shared insights about India’s role as “Vishwaguru”.
Emphasising on the government’s focus on transparent, result-oriented, and qualitative work, the Hon’ble Minister of Road Transportation and Highways, Mr. Nitin Gadkari said, “The growth and development seen in India is testimony to the unwavering commitment of the government. We believe that Politics is the instrument of socioeconomic reform and hence, the Centre is developing logistics clusters worth Rs 2 lakh crore across the country. The visible change in the development of infrastructure in the country speaks for the performance of the government led by PM Modi. Our aim has been to focus on Agriculture Science, Water Conservation, Waste Management, Plastic Recycling, and Renewable Energy, all of which are crucial factors that will define this decade.”
He further added, “The construction of roads is a way to achieve progress, employment, and development, therefore, I have conducted work in my department worth more than Rs. 50 lakh crore. Our mission is to reduce air, water, and noise pollution in Delhi by 50 to 60 per cent in the coming years. Delhi is the pride of the nation and we will soon allocate 1000 crores towards the cleaning and expansion of the capital’s roads and logistical capacities. To reduce the import of aluminium, copper, and plastics, we have introduced a scrapping policy. We welcome Tesla to India, but they have their own conditions for entry into the market. Only through modernizing our roads and highways, can we create industrial clusters, develop logistic parks, establish smart cities and bolster our sustainable development models. Water, power, transport, and communication are needed for national wealth generation and the prerequisites for generating new avenues of employment. Our government is conviction-oriented and goal-centric. Our modus operandi has always been to create economically viable, technology-enabled, corruption-free sustainable development models that benefit the common people of India”.
Taking a jibe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his democracy remarks made in London, UK, Mr. Nitin Gadkari said, “The fact that he is speaking outside is proof that we have not shut off his microphone. In a democratic setup, the division of votes is a crucial factor in politics. Our positive performance has resulted in an increase in votes for us”.