According to Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, the government will construct 26 green expressways over the next three years. According to him, by 2024, India's road infrastructure will be on par with that in the US.
During the time allotted for questions, the Minister was responding to the follow-up inquiries. Mr. Gadkari also stated that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had an AAA rating and was not experiencing any financial difficulties. According to him, the NHAI can construct five lakh kilometres of roads each year.
He added that once the expressways are built, it will take less time to travel between many cities. For example, it will take 2.5 hours to travel from Delhi to Chandigarh, 4 hours to travel from Delhi to Amritsar, 6 hours to travel from Delhi to Katra, 8 hours to travel from Delhi to Srinagar, 12 hours to travel from Delhi to Mumbai, and 2 hours to travel from Chennai to Bengaluru.
Additionally, he asserted that it now takes 40 minutes to go from Meerut to Delhi, as opposed to the 4.5 hours it took earlier.
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