‘I am ashamed this project took so long to finish’: Nitin Gadkari on NHAI building inauguration
The minister suggested putting up photographs of the officials responsible for the nine-year timeframe for execution.
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari lashed out at officials at the virtual opening of the new National Highways Authority of India building in Dwarka, Gujarat on Monday, The News Minute reported. Gadkari was unhappy with the NHAI officials delaying projects.
“The decision to construct the building was taken in 2008,” he was reported to have said. “The tender was awarded in 2011 and the project worth Rs 200-250 crore has been completed today, after nine years. In the meanwhile, two governments and eight chairmen have changed. This project was delayed only due to indecision of officials.” Gadkari added that action should be taken against officials responsible for such delays.
You can watch the full speech here.