Delhi devoid of air, water and noise pollution in 3 years: Gadkari

New Delhi: Observing that pollution is the biggest concern for the country, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday that the government will make New Delhi devoid of air, water and noise pollution in the next 3 years.

Speaking at the annual session of industry body PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the road transport minister said that his ministry has spent Rs 60,000 crore on road infrastructure development - an endeavour that also helped in reducing air pollution in Delhi.

Gadkari said the road ministry is working on a proposal to shift all container depots and 1,700 godowns out of Delhi, adding that ''Air pollution, water pollution and noise pollution are major concerns for the country. We will make Delhi free of air, water and sound pollution in the next three years.'' He went on to say that ''In the next 15 days, we will be discussing that proposal with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Development Authority (DDA),'' he said.

Gadkari also said that the road ministry is also building logistics park of worth Rs 1 lakh crore. He said he has put forth his suggestion to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to run only electric buses for the public transport purpose in Delhi.


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