Union Transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that the government will make Mumbai a pollution free city. He also announced that the work of Mumbai-Goa highway construction will start in the next 3 months.
Gadkari was speaking in at a function organized at Shanmugham hall by Mumbai BJP unit on the eve of a year completion of Modi government. “Auto-taxi can run on the electrical system. About 4-5 companies have made presentation on running bus on electrical system. If BEST would adopt this system to run its buses it would run in profit making undertaking which is now running in losses. Cleaning of Mithi River is our duty and we will do it. Also adopting few other environment friendly measures, we will make Mumbai pollution free city,” said Gadkari.
“Apart from Mumbai-Goa highway, work will begin on few other highways within three months. The government will spend over Rs 1 lakh crore on improve road network,” added union minister.
While praising the Modi government Gadkari said, “It’s not only the change in power but it’s a change in thoughts.” He slammed Congress, said, “In Congres regime, poor people become poorer and rich become richer, this picture should be change. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi will change this picture as he has already revealed the policy of the government,” said Gadkari.
“In the last few years, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat have crossed Maharashtra in GDP in agriculture sector. Now we had to import coal, oil which should not as we produces these items. This picture would also change soon as our centre point is common man. Our ‘Make in India’ programme will make us self-dependent,” added Gadkari.
Union defense minister Manohar Parrikar, Mumbai BJP unit chief Ashish Shelar was present for the function.