New Delhi: India is one of the countries in the world which is progressing at the fastest rate. But for the development of any country it is necessary to develop its highways. It would not be wrong to say that the development of highways is the development of the country in the real sense. On this subject, News24 organized ‘Bharatmala’ Conclave in the national capital Delhi on Tuesday. (Bharatmala conclave 2022) organised.
Let us tell you that Bharatmala is an ambitious project of the Government of India, through which the goal of connecting the whole of India through roads has been set.
In this program, Sandeep Choudhary on behalf of News24 had a special conversation with Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways VK Singh. Here are the special excerpts of this conversation, know what Union Minister VK Singh said-
We want that the country’s petrol import bill should be reduced, so we are putting all the emphasis on electric mobility. As of today, the 40 ton truck is ready to run on electric mobility. We hope that very soon the country’s vehicles will run on hydrogen.
Believe one thing that if Nitin Gadkari speaks something then it is not of the future, because he works fast.
If we talk about hydrogen cell technology, then we are only behind Japan.
It is not a matter of many days, the face is going to change in two years.
Amritsar to Bhatinda, Bhatida to Jamnagar. This is the way. Punjab goods, how to reach the ports. This work is done.
– Directly going from Delhi to Mumbai passing through backward areas.
Direct roads have also been made from Mumbai to Chennai.
The connectivity of our borders is also being looked into under Bharatmala. But we don’t talk about it because things jump out differently. But there is an emphasis on border connectivity and how we can increase connectivity with other countries in our neighbourhood (East).
If you go to Mansarovar in the coming days, you will not have to go on foot. Our road to Nipulek is being built. You can go there by car.
The same precautions have to be taken while making the State Highway, which are adopted during the construction of National Highway.
As far as the construction technology is concerned, continuous efforts are being made on how to build a good road with less effort and cost.
If we want to see stability, then a road with flexibility is more important, a road with cement base is not that practical.
– A system has been made for the repair of national highways from our side so that the work should not be stopped for permission, so that small potholes do not become big potholes.
Every year one to one and a half lakh people die in India, mostly young people, to avoid this, we are spreading awareness in different ways. Along with this, they are also working on road engineering on a large scale. For this, many voluntary organizations of the country are also associated with us. But unless the driver is well, these accidents cannot be avoided.
There is a need to keep in mind the speed while taking the entry into the city from the expressway.
first published:April 26, 2022, 2:39 pm