Need to manufacture road construction equipment in India: Gadkari

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday pointed to the need to manufacture road construction equipment in India to reduce infrastructure erection cost.

“Equipment should be manufactured in India itself so that the cost of construction can be reduced, as well as, the vision of “Make in India” can also be fulfilled. Joint ventures can also be taken up with the foreign partners wherever feasible,” Gadkari, who also holds the Shipping Ministry portfolio said.

The minister was speaking at the inauguration of the two-day “National Conference on Highway Equipment” being held here.

According to Gadkari, all steps should be taken to develop new technologies and equipment, so as to drive down the construction cost and improve road infrastructure.

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