Old framework for transportation sector to be modernised: Nath

May 30, 2009

The “old regulatory framework” relating to the transportation sector will be modernised to make it “practical”, Minister for Roads Transport and Highways Kamal Nath said today.

“Some of the very old regulatory frameworks we have relating to transportation like multiple permit and others have to be looked at (anew)… We are looking at new models,” Nath told reporters here while taking charge of the Ministry.

He also said that the outlay for constructing roads and highways has to be utilised and the programmes and mechanisms for road development have to be made workable and practical.

Nath, who was Minister for Commerce and Industry in the previous Government, said he will work towards meeting the challenge of providing stimulus to the economy through developing roads and highways.

“With the current global recession and the (slowdown) in the country, it is important that this (development of roads and highways) provides economic stimulus, this provides jobs and this is going to the biggest challenge,” he said.

His ministry will also look at the impediments in implementing plans for infrastructure development in the country, Nath said.

Source: business-standard.com

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