The govt has begun the exercise of creating a national infra pipeline to take India to $5 trillion in 5 years.
Apart from the eastern and western dedicated freight corridors (DFCs) which are to be sanctioned by December 2021, the national transporter has already began work on three more DFCs as it looks to decongest passenger train network.
The NHAI will soon call a meeting with banks to ensure that there are sufficient funds before the authority bids out projects under the hybrid annuity mode.
Goyal said the national transporter was only looking to engage with the best technology from across the world. “What we are looking at is ways and means to increase investment flow in the railways through public-private partnerships.”
With an aim to raise Rs 4,200 crore NHAI has invited bids for its 4th bundle of TOT. The highways ministry has been working aggressively on its asset monetisation program, as it creates a pipeline of projects that can be monetised.
In June, a committee headed by NITI Aayog chief Amitabh Kant laid out a roadmap for the smooth roll-out of electric vehicles in a phased manner, as well as the setting up of battery manufacturing factories to bring down the costs of EVs.
Entities willing to set up scrapping facilities should meet the minimal technical requirement specified by CPCB.
Minor ports could boost inland waterways and coastal shipping and "we will provide comprehensive plans for development", Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said.
"India, being an economy with huge opportunities, could do well without this kind of a slowdown," Goyal said.
Gadkari said that as the government goes on to build additional roads, the length of roads with tolling system will increase to 75,000 kms over the next five years.
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