Minister Says India Has Funds To Upgrade Its Highway Network To US Standards

“Business Today” reports, during the magazine’s annual budget roundtable, Nitin Gadkari, India’s highways minister, said the government’s current infrastructure improvements plan aims to put Indian highways on a par with US highways by the end of 2024. Gadkari also made a point of touting the government’s ability to “mak[e] roads into a profitable business,” through toll collection and its success in attracting both domestic and foreign investment in the National Highways Infra Trust. He claimed there is no shortage of central government funds for the development of road infrastructure.