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New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways & Shipping Nitin Gadkari has called upon investors in the United States to invest in India saying it is a golden opportunity for them with the present government giving topmost priority to infrastructure development.
At an event hosted by the US-India Business Council (USIBC) in Washington on July 11, Gadkari held discussions with senior executives of United States and Indian companies, regarding plans and vision to strengthen India’s infrastructure, investment opportunities in road construction and port-led industrialization, and how US industry can collaborate with the Government of India. The US-India Business Council is the premier business advocacy organization comprising 400 top-tier US and Indian companies, advancing US-India commercial ties.
Speaking to investors, Gadkari said, “Prime Minister Modi has made the country’s infrastructure development the top-most priority of the government. We are committed to improving the country’s road, highways and port connectivity in a time-bound, result oriented, corruption-free and transparent manner that includes e-governance and fast-tracking decision-making. The pace of road construction has accelerated to an all-time high of 20 km per day and next year we plan to increase it to 41 km per day. This is a golden opportunity to invest in India.”