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Nitin Gadkari chairs meeting with NHAI officials, discusses various aspects of National Highway development

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Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari chaired a meeting with officials of National Highways Authority of India NHAI in New Delhi on Tuesday and discussed various aspects of National Highway development. The meeting encompassed discussions on enhancing work efficiency, resolving obstacles and adopting innovative technology.

Addressing the officials, Mr Gadkari emphasized on the importance of accurate preparation and practical verification of the Detailed Project Report DPR to minimize project delays, reduce cost of construction, encourage use of environmentally sustainable material and implement proper road alignment.

Stressing on providing citizen-centric services the Minister shared his vision on various aspects of National Highway development and encouraged NHAI officials to build a world-class National Highways network in the country.  

On the occasion, Mr. Gadkari launched two Mobile Apps focusing on enhancing efficiency and providing Ease of Commuting on the National Highways. The mobile applications inaugurated included Rajmarg Yatra, a citizen-centric Mobile Application with in-built complaint redressal system and NHAI One, mobile app to facilitate most of the crucial onsite requirements in execution of National Highway Projects.

The Minister also inaugurated NHAI’s first ‘Sustainability Report for Financial Year 2021-22. The report presents NHAI’s governance structure, nature of its operations, its stakeholders, environment and social responsibility initiatives. Mr Gadkari also launched a book on Road Development in India. The Book captures history of building the National Highway network in the country.

Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways V.K. Singh, Secretary in Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Anurag Jain, Secretary, Chairman NHAI Santosh Kumar Yadav and senior officials from the Ministry and NHAI were present in the meeting.

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