Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said the government may punish officials blam
Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said the government may punish officials blamed for delaying highway works by not deciding on works quickly.
“Enough of warning has been given to officials sitting on files and not taking decisions. A large number of our highway projects are suffering due to this. It is time that such officials who despite being promoted and empowered to take decisions be demoted or removed and give chance to those who want to perform,” Gadkari told PTI in an interview.
To make up for the losses incurred in terms of highways projects and to bring them on track, the Road Transport, Highways and MSME Minister Gadkari has already fixed a target to build roads worth Rs 15 trillion in the next two years.
Earlier, the Minister, had reviewed 740 highway projects totalling 28,304 km from 16 states and has asked officials and stakeholders to fast-track these. The projects were worth about Rs 5 trillion.