CHANDIGARH, APRIL 16
The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Mr Nitin Gadkari has said that the construction of Dwarka Express Highway would begin within the next one month. A sum of Rs 7,000 crore would be spent on the construction of about 17 km long highway. Besides this, the work on Metrino pod taxi, a driverless system between Dhaula Kuan, Delhi to Manesar would begin in next over one and a half month.
The Union Minister was addressing the people during a programme in district Gurugram today. The MP, Mahendergarh and Union Minister of State for Planning and Chemicals and Fertilizers, Rao Inderjit Singh was also present on the occasion.
He said that works on various projects are under progress to deal with the problem of traffic jam in Gurugram. In this direction, Dwarka Express Highway would be very effective for the people of the district. Four packages of this highway has been formed, of which three have been awarded and in fourth package, 24 houses were blocking with whom agreement has been reached to remove them from that place.
TOLL FEE: The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Mr Nitin Gadkari, has said the Union Government is working to introduce a system under which drivers would not be required to stop anywhere while passing through a toll plaza. The toll fee would be deducted directly from their bank accounts.
Speaking at a programme in Gurugram today, Mr Gadkari said this system existed in South Korea. The President of South Korea is coming to India in May and an MoU would be signed with him for introducing the system. It would ease traffic movement at toll plazas.
He said the issue of plying double decker buses on Delhi-Jaipur and Delhi-Chandigarh routes was under consideration. When introduced, these will also serve meals on board like the airways.
Work on Metrino pod taxi, a driverless system, between Dhaula Kuan, Delhi, and Manesar, would begin in a month and a half. Tenders have been received from three companies and these are being assessed, Mr Gadkari added.