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Nitin Gadkari assures first phase of Delhi-Mumbai expressway to be ready this year

While speaking about the status of the Delhi-Mumbai Express Highway, Nitin Gadkari, the Union Road and Transport Minister, assured that the first phase from Delhi to JNPT in Mumbai would be finished this year.

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Mumbai: While speaking about the status of the Delhi-Mumbai Express Highway, Nitin Gadkari, the Union Road and Transport Minister, assured that the first phase from Delhi to JNPT in Mumbai would be finished this year.

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In a statement released by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Monday evening, Union Minister Gadkari said that “My objective is to connect Nariman Point to Delhi, making it a 12-hour journey.”

The Union Minister said when discussing the accomplishments of the Road and Transport Ministry, “I was pained to find that around one crore individuals in the country were driving cycle-rickshaws. He continued by saying that 80 lakh of them are currently operating E-rickshaws.” 400 start-ups are manufacturing electric scooters, e-rickshaws, etc. in the nation.

Further, while sharing details of eco-friendly recycling programmes in the country, the Union Minister said that nothing is wasted and that waste materials are being used through appropriate technology. It is possible to turn waste into wealth.

“For the last 8 years, we have been able to successfully recycle sewage water in Nagpur and sell it to the government of Maharashtra for power generation. We are earning 300 crore every year as royalty,” he was quoted in the ministry’s statement. He also shared details of similar projects undertaken in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

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“We are making green fuels like ethanol from sugar cane, which is cost-effective, pollution-free and indigenous and hence helps in reducing the import of fuels.”

The Union Minister added, “Ethics, economy, and environment are three important pillars of our society.”

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