Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurates and lays Foundation Stone of 51 National Highway Projects with an investment of Rs. 21,559 Crore in Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh.

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated and laid Foundation Stone of 51 National Highway Projects of total length 1380 Km with an investment of Rs. 21,559 Crore in Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh.

 Speaking on the occasion Shri Gadkari said under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi we are committed to build world class infrastructure in Andhra Pradesh. He said improved road connectivity in the coastal area will boost tourism, create employment opportunities for urban and rural youth and play a pivotal role in bringing prosperity to the people of Andhra Pradesh.

The Minister said the construction of ROBs under Setu Bharatam will facilitate hassle free movement of traffic, ensure the safety of commuters, save time & fuel and will also reduce pollution. He said the National Highways are the arteries of socio-economic development of the state.

Shri Gadkari said the 4-lane road to Visakhapatnam and Kakinada ports of Andhra Pradesh will play a crucial role in improving logistics. The construction of Benz Circle flyover will help decongest the city of Vijayawada, he added.



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Shri Nitin Gadkari hails the Budget as historic giving new vision to new India

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari hailed the Budget as historic giving new vision to new India. He said it is exactly the vision of 21st century and the economic vision and priority has already decided by this budget.  Shri Gadkari said the highest priority is for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribe, Farmers, Rural India, Agricultural India Tribal India, Gaon, Garib Majdoor Insaan , welfare of all the sectors  is the highest priority in this budget.  The second highest priority is for infrastructure. The Minister said he was really happy because he got the opportunity to work with Bharat Mala and Sagar Mala and now Parvat Mala a new programme has been started .  Now it is rope way ,cable car  which are a great gift for the area particularly hilly area of the country. He said it  benefits North East, Uttarakhand, Himachal and Kashmir. Shri Gadkari said  It is very important for not only goods but tourism also as this can create more employment potential. He said the budget reflects the new vision of Prime Minister and he was thankful to Finance Minister for giving this excellent Budget for the country.



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Shri Nitin Gadkari lays Foundation Stone for 336 kms of 10 National Highway Projects worth Rs 14169 Crore in Uttar Pradesh.

Shri Gadkari also announced today the development of 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg of Braj. This route will be declared as a new National Highway and will be included in Bharatmala Project Phase-II. He said this route will be made like the 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg of Ayodhya and will be connected to all the major pilgrimage sites in the vicinity. Apart from Mathura, this route will pass through the border areas of Rajasthan, Haryana, he added.



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Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurates and lays foundation stone of National Highway projects of 240 Km worth Rs.9119 crore in Meerut and Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated and laid foundation stone of National Highway projects of 240 Km  worth Rs.9119 crore in Meerut and Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Inaugurating and laying of foundation stone for 6 National Highway projects in Meerut with a total cost of Rs.8,364 crore Shri Gadkari said with these projects it will be easy for the farmers of the area to take their crops to the market, which will lead to their economic upliftment. He said being a big center of industry, these new highways will lead Meerut on a new path of development.

Addressing the gathering at the foundation Stone Laying and Inauguration of 3 National Highway Projects worth Rs 755 Crore in Muzaffarnagar Shri Gadkari emphasized on welfare of farmers by leveraging technology and research for economic prosperity . He stressed on the importance of Ethanol, Hydrogen and other bio-fuels for overall progress , self sufficiency and sustainable development.

Shri Gadkari  also launched first Intelligent Transport system (ITS) on 6 Lane Eastern Peripheral Expressway at Dasna, Ghaziabad .The Minister said this revolutionary state of the art technology will achieve traffic efficiency by minimizing traffic problems, efficient infrastructure usage, enriching users with prior information about traffic and reduce travel time as well as enhance safety and comfort of commuters.

Shri Gadkari also inspected Rail Over Bridge Project at Chipiyana, Gautam Buddha Nagar.



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Shri Nitin Gadkari and Dr. Bharati Pawar preside over 3rd Foundation Day celebrations of AIIMS, Nagpur

Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways presided over a digital event to mark the 3rd Foundation Day of AIIMS, Nagpur in the presence of Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. Dr. Vikas Mahatme, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and Dr. Nitin Raut, Energy Minister and Guardian Minister (Nagpur), Government of Maharashtra were also present.

Expressing his congratulations to the President, Director, Employees and students of the Institute, Shri Gadkari said, “Keeping in view the requirements of the Vidarbha region, with the establishment of an institute of repute like AIIMS, Nagpur, at Nagpur, the patients of all the bordering states of Central India will have access to affordable and modern medical facilities. However, we have to ensure that the benefits of these facilities reach not only to the cities but also to the people of the remote villages of our region.”

Highlighting that the recently built AIIMS institutions are destined to correct the long standing regional imbalance, the Minister stated that doubling the number of present AIIMS will better serve the aspirations of India.

Dr. Pawar expressed her elation that the underserved regions of the country are getting access to Tertiary Health Care due to the efforts of the government: “We all know that even after so many decades of independence, only 6 AIIMS were built in the country. Thereafter in the year 2014, the government developed a policy to develop AIIMS in every state under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji”

Noting that AIIMS Nagpur has made a positive impact in educational and patient services, she said, “This institute launched postgraduate and Ph.D. Programs in 2020, which is noteworthy. I am told that the institute has developed various patterns of training for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, which reflects the high quality standards in this institution of national importance.”

Speaking of the sturdy Public Health Response to COVID mounted with the help of India’s Healthcare workers, she reminded the audience that during the COVID pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, keeping in view the requirements of the Institute, ensured, on priority, Ventilators, Hospital Beds, Oxygen Cylinders, PPE, availability of kits, masks and life-saving medicines etc. She also commended the Institute for providing the facility of COVID dialysis to the patients during the second wave of COVID pandemic.

Speaking from her rich experience as a doctor, she advised the medical students and the community that like medical treatment, empathy and emotional care for the patient are equally important: “This is the main responsibility of the healthcare provider and each member of the care team. Patients spend a significant portion of their time interacting with nurses, medical assistants and receptionists. These interactions can provide many opportunities to demonstrate compassion and empathy towards patients. Therefore, training, encouraging staff to ensure patient care with empathy will significantly impact the overall patient experience.”

She outlined the endeavour of the Central Government to work holistically with emphasis on preventive care giving priority to modern treatment facilities along with reducing the cost of treatment of the poor and increasing the number of doctors. She welcomed the community AIIMS Nagpur to work alongside together so that development work of the country can be carried forward with dedication and perseverance.

She expressed hope that the institute will play an important role in effective implementation of various health initiatives of the Government of India. “There will be many challenges, but I am sure, you will overcome all obstacles, achieve greater heights and become a role model for other health institutions in the state,” she added.

The inaugural issue of the Institute magazine “Abhigyanam” was released on the occasion.

Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, Dr. PK Dave – President, AIIMS, Nagpur, Maj Gen Dr. Vibha Dutta – Director and CEO, AIIMS, Nagpur, and other senior doctors and administrators were also present in the event.



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