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Indian Roads to Match US Standards by End of 2024: Union Minister Gadkari

Gadkari also highlighted India's potential to become a global energy exporter

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INDIA. Delhi: The Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, addressing the 95th FICCI annual convention in Delhi, asserted that in the forthcoming year, India would witness a swift change in the road infrastructure.

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India confirmed that, by the end of 2024, India would match the standard of the USA in terms of road connectivity and its overall configuration.

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“We are making the World Standard Road infrastructure in the country and promising you that before the end of 24, our road infrastructure will be equal to the standard of the USA, American standards,” said Gadkari.

The minister also gave a detailed statement about the position of India in terms of energy exporters.

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He said, “Green hydrogen is the fuel for the future. India is in an excellent position to shape itself as an energy exporter, and this can only be possible due to the potential of green hydrogen in India. Soon, green hydrogen will be an energy source in aviation, railway, road transport, chemical, and fertilizer industries.”

Talking about logistics, the Union Minister said that it is a big problem in India. India currently holds 16 percent of logistics; however, Gadkari promised to bring it up to 9 percent by the end of 2024.

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India is heavily dependent on steel; whether it be for building or other uses, they prefer steel to any alternatives. About 40% of all resources used worldwide are used in India.

Thus, the minister promised to bring a satisfactory substitute for steel to decrease the use of steel in India.

Stressing on the usage of Green Hydrogen, Gadkari said, “Green hydrogen is the fuel for the future. India is in an excellent position to shape itself as an energy exporter, and this can only be possible due to the potential of green hydrogen in India.”

“Shortly, green hydrogen will be a source of energy in aviation, railway, road transport, chemical, and fertilizer industries. India’s potential to become a global manufacturing hub and exporter of green hydrogen shortly. Sustainability is also increasingly recognized as an important part of the construction industry,” he added.

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