Gadkari assures Kejriwal full support for CM's plans to curb Delhi pollution
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday met Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and urged him to back the second phase of the odd-even traffic scheme aimed at battling pollution.
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday met Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and urged him to back the second phase of the odd-even traffic scheme aimed at battling pollution.
Kejriwal, accompanied by Transport Minister Gopal Rai, also urged Gadkari to extend the date for registration of e-rickshaws by six months. The last date for registration was 31 March, an official said.
"The chief minister discussed several issues with Gadkari including odd-even and extension of date for registration of e-rickshaws. He also sought Gadkari's support to improve the traffic situation in (Delhi)," said the official.
Gadkari assured "full support" to the Delhi government in the fight against pollution, the official added.
The union minister also said the government would invest Rs. 30,000 crore to decongest the National Capital Region.
Arvind Kejriwal said the ban is in place seeing the severe pollution levels during Diwali for the last three years and appealed traders to not store crackers, unlike the previous year.
Over the past few years, IAF has been making efforts to utilise certain stretches of national highways for emergency landings that would allow India to expand its ambit of air power usage
The National Highways Authority of India has developed the 3-km section of the Satta-Gandhav stretch of NH-925