Union Minister of Road Transport &Highways and MSME Shri Nitin Gadkari will chair a two day review meeting of all on-going projects of NHAI / MoRTH. The review meeting will be held at Manesar near Gurugram on 23rd and 24th January, 2020. Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, General (Retd.) Shri V.K. Singh will also attend the meeting.
On Day – One, projects of South Zone (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Pondicherry, Karnataka) and Central Zone (Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat) will be reviewed. The projects of Haryana, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal will be taken up on Day-Two. The projects in the States of Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra and Goa will be taken up afterwards. It may be stated that issues related to projects of North-Eastern States, and NHIDCL have already been reviewed in a separate meeting held on 7th January, 2020, New Delhi.
The progress of about 500 projects especially struck/delay projects will be taken up during the meeting. These projects involve a cost of about Rs. 3 lakh crore.
Various stakeholders numbering about 600 Concessionaries/ Contractors/ Bankers and concerned officials of Union Governments & its Departments/ Organisations, State NH Division, State PWD Departments etc. will be attending the review meeting.
This meeting is an important platform for ironing out issues and exploring way forward for pending projects and helps in expediting the implementation.