SME Times News Bureau | 16 Jun, 2020
Union Minister for Roads and National Highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday
said that the government is working on the reforms of the operations of
the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).
Participating in a
webinar organised by industry chamber ASSOCHAM, the minister said that
major reforms arerequired in the agency mandated to develop and maintain
national highways across the country.
He noted that although
India has improved in the ease of doing business rankings, there are
several necessary changes still needed to be made for smooth and
efficient execution of projects.
Gadkari said that decision
making in NHAI lags due to the negative approach of several officials
and also because some people are diffident in terms of decision making.
"Decentralisation of work and division of power... Now we are working on the reform of NHAI," he said.
Union Minister also said that liquidity is the biggest problem in the
country right now. He said that the need of the hour is to award more
infrastructure projects to save the economy.