NDA regime constructed 50% of national highways laid in last 30 years:

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    NDA regime constructed 50% of national highways laid in last 30 years: Centre

    NEW DELHI: The UPA government on Monday admitted before the Supreme Court that the NDA regime, in five years, constructed nearly half the total length of national highways laid during the last 32 years.

    In an interesting affidavit filed before the apex court, the Centre said the length of national highways in the country was 29,023 km in 1980, which expanded to 76,818 km by the end of 2012. This means 47,795 km of national highways was added by successive governments in 32 years.

    However, the affidavit revealed that during 1997-2002 (ninth five-year plan), when the NDA was in power, 23,814 km of national highways was added to the existing NH network, or nearly 50% of the total length of national highways constructed in three decades. This remains the largest construction of national highways during any five-year period since independence.

    In fact, during the nearly 10-year rule of the UPA government, the total length of national highways laid was much less - nearly 16,000 km, the affidavit said.

    During 2012-2017, nearly 3,000 km of additional national highways was proposed to be built but the government decided to de-notify 530 km of national highways in Madhya Pradesh and 627 km in Gujarat.

    The affidavit came on a PIL filed by Sanjay Kulshresta, who sought several directions from the apex court to make highways safe for motorists including making available expeditious medical help to accident victims.

    India has a total road network of 46.90 lakh km with a road density of 1.43 km per square km. While national highways account for 79,116 km, state highways make up 1,55,716 km and the remaining 44.55 lakh km is classified as 'other roads'.

    "National highways comprise only 1.7% of total road network but carry about 40% of road traffic," the Centre said.

    The petitioner had prayed for modernization of road infrastructure and traffic reforms to counter congestion. He had said rapid rise in personal diesel and petrol vehicles had nullified the effect of the Supreme Court directed conversion of all public transport in the city into CNG fuel.

    The petitioner had also sought a direction to the government to phase out very old vehicles, which were not road worthy and emitted noxious air. But the Centre said though it was empowered to fix age for phasing out of vehicles, it had not taken measures under the legislation.

    "Even though the central government is empowered to fix age limit of vehicles under Section 59 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, no policy decision has been taken (in this regard) by the central government," it said.

    It said every vehicle owner has to prove road worthiness at the time of renewal of registration certificate from authorized testing centres. "Only those vehicles can ply on Indian roads as long as they satisfy the prescribed norms and standards mentioned in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules," the affidavit said.

    NDA regime constructed 50% of national highways laid in last 30 years: Centre - The Times of India
     
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    Re: NDA regime constructed 50% of national highways laid in last 30 ye

    There was a report that 6 crore jobs were created during NDA and only 1.5 crore during UPA
     
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    And UPA has been busy stealing tax payers money for last 9 years.

    NDA regime constructed 50% of national highways laid in last 30 years: Centre

    NEW DELHI: The UPA government on Monday admitted before the Supreme Court that the NDA regime, in five years, constructed nearly half the total length of national highways laid during the last 32 years.

    In an interesting affidavit filed before the apex court, the Centre said the length of national highways in the country was 29,023 km in 1980, which expanded to 76,818 km by the end of 2012. This means 47,795 km of national highways was added by successive governments in 32 years.

    However, the affidavit revealed that during 1997-2002 (ninth five-year plan), when the NDA was in power, 23,814 km of national highways was added to the existing NH network, or nearly 50% of the total length of national highways constructed in three decades. This remains the largest construction of national highways during any five-year period since independence.

    In fact, during the nearly 10-year rule of the UPA government, the total length of national highways laid was much less - nearly 16,000 km, the affidavit said.

    During 2012-2017, nearly 3,000 km of additional national highways was proposed to be built but the government decided to de-notify 530 km of national highways in Madhya Pradesh and 627 km in Gujarat.

    The affidavit came on a PIL filed by Sanjay Kulshresta, who sought several directions from the apex court to make highways safe for motorists including making available expeditious medical help to accident victims.

    India has a total road network of 46.90 lakh km with a road density of 1.43 km per square km. While national highways account for 79,116 km, state highways make up 1,55,716 km and the remaining 44.55 lakh km is classified as 'other roads'.

    "National highways comprise only 1.7% of total road network but carry about 40% of road traffic," the Centre said.

    The petitioner had prayed for modernization of road infrastructure and traffic reforms to counter congestion. He had said rapid rise in personal diesel and petrol vehicles had nullified the effect of the Supreme Court directed conversion of all public transport in the city into CNG fuel.

    The petitioner had also sought a direction to the government to phase out very old vehicles, which were not road worthy and emitted noxious air. But the Centre said though it was empowered to fix age for phasing out of vehicles, it had not taken measures under the legislation.

    "Even though the central government is empowered to fix age limit of vehicles under Section 59 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, no policy decision has been taken (in this regard) by the central government," it said.

    It said every vehicle owner has to prove road worthiness at the time of renewal of registration certificate from authorized testing centres. "Only those vehicles can ply on Indian roads as long as they satisfy the prescribed norms and standards mentioned in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules," the affidavit said.
     
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    Re: NDA regime constructed 50% of national highways laid in last 30 ye

    This fact is known to all of us. The main problem with the UPA regime in the last 9 years has been the slow down in infrastructure development and at the same time abnormal increase in social welfare spend.

    Ideally both these should go hand in hand, but this Government is guilty of ignoring this basic fact and this is backed by the low employment generation figures that we see, 60 million in 5 years versus 12 million in 9 years. The writing is on the wall, it is just that we are too distracted just by the effort to survive that we do not look at it.
     
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    Re: NDA regime constructed 50% of national highways laid in last 30 ye

    Not only National highways but hundreds of villages were linked through Pradhanmantri Sadak Nirman Yojna in my state during NDA, and it played an important role for BJP's victory.
     
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    One of the reason was that Maj Gen BC Khanduri was the Minister of State (with independent charge) of the Road, Transport and Highways Ministry from 2000 to 2003 in the central government headed by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He was elevated to cabinet rank in 2003, and held the post until the end of the tenure of the NDA government in May 2004.

    As the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Khanduri executed the high-status National Highways Development Plan of the NDA with competence and swiftness. In fact, Khanduri gave shape to the Golden Quadrilateral Project connecting the major Indian cities and metropolises through road. The existence of large network of national highways bears the testimony to Khanduri’s execution of the Golden Quadrilateral project.

    He is from the Corps of Engineers and is known to be efficient and a no nonsense person.

    In February 2007, he led the BJP to victory in assembly elections in Uttarakhand and was subsequently chosen to be the new Chief Minister of the state. Among Khanduri's first accomplishments as Chief Minister has been to cut expenses by reducing his own security and as well as of politicians and administrative officials, cutting back on their allowance for foreign trips and has restricted the use of the Chief Minister's discretionary fund to the projects approved by the district magistrates. Following his election, he toured the entire state to gain the first hand information about the conditions of the people.

    Soon after taking oath again as the chief minister of Uttarakhand for second time on September 11, 2011 B C Khanduri announced setting up of a stronger Lokayukta to check rampant corruption.

    The Uttarakhand government approved the draft of a Lokayukta Bill, bringing within its ambit all the ministers, including the chief minister, the MLAs and the government servants including IAS and IPS officers, with a provision of life imprisonment or more severe punishment.

    The eco-friendly and sustainable industrial development of the state is, inter-alia, among the top priorities of Khanduri.

    Wiki

    As has been shown repeatedly, the military delivers when it is asked to for the Nation and Maj Gen Khaduri just did what the Army taught him to do!
     
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    Re: NDA regime constructed 50% of national highways laid in last 30 ye

    But he lost last time....U'khand is a small state so we didn't give much importance in discussion. Does anyone know what's the reason why he lost marginally??
     
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    Re: NDA regime constructed 50% of national highways laid in last 30 ye

    Everyone knows Congress-I is a cancer for this nation.

    It was Atal Bihari Vajpayee who started four lane road project to connect Jammu, Rohtang tunnel and connecting Srinagar with Rail.

    Massive roads were built in Himachal Pardesh under BJP goverment, but still they lost to Congress-I. This is what makes me say on threads where people debate why BJP should use same tactics like vowing minorities and project OBC Modi because people in India only understand such politics.

    They should be in power for good of this nation.

    Just digressing, the corrupt Congress Bureau of Investigation CBI is not filing case against those who were involved in Railway appointment scam in time i.e within 60 days so that those Congress-I foot soldiers who collect money in big bags automatically get out of jail. This is what congress-I does, scam and earn money serving different public sectors, hardly worries about improving those sectors.
     
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    BJP rebels themselves I believe. As Shri Khanduri was an honest CM he was removed at the behest of corrupt BJP MLAs in UKD. Few months before Assembly election he was was brought back and due to his image and efforts BJP lost closely by 1 seat by Congress, unfortunately rivals connived to defeat him in his own constituency.

    Perhaps someone with better knowledge of the state can chime in.
     
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    Re: NDA regime constructed 50% of national highways laid in last 30 ye

    I have a off topic question.

    Why did NDA lose elections to UPA in 2002?
     
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    because Indian voter will vote only for money, desi daru, and other stuff like caste,etc .
     
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    cant you see how speedily they made money , every congress and his family members have lots of money and property.

    they did a great job
     
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    Re: NDA regime constructed 50% of national highways laid in last 30 ye

    Yes, because he tried to stop corruption and also not listen to his Party chaps who wanted to dole out favours based on Party affiliation!

    That is why a corrupt chap was brought in to replace him and when things got bad, they tried to firefight and put him back as a CM, but the rot was too deep to rectify!
     
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    Just a correction, if I may.

    Once a soldier, always a soldier.

    That is how the world look at those who have soldiered for their country.

    They still retain their rank even after retiring.

    Protocol!
     
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    You are right @parijataka. He lost due to these very reasons. It was the treachery of Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (earlier , he was CM) & Shailendra Singh Rawat ( BJP MLA from Kotdwar, whose workers subverted) that sealed the fate of BJP in Uttarakhand & it lost an exceptionally honest, efficient & capable administrator in Maj.Gen. Khanduri. If not for the inter-party feud, BJP would have won by a decent margin. Then there was some "outsider" sloganeering against Maj.Gen. Khanduri as well.

    By the way, his rival from Congress, some Negi (cannot recall the name) also had an Army background (though, not the same distinction).
     
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    Re: NDA regime constructed 50% of national highways laid in last 30 ye

    That's a fact. In India, development & progress has far fewer takers, in very small number of concentrated constituencies .

    On the whole, only populism & appeasement wins in our country.

    That's why I keep saying, it is UPA-III all the way at the center in 2014. I desperately hope to be proved wrong.
     
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    More than anything else, apathy/passiveness of educated, urban voters like us.
     
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    That's exactly how it was played out. He was brought in, a bit too late & his detractors within the party ensured that he & BJP looses.
     
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    I would say that the people are fed up with the false promises, scams and the food inflation that is making life hell for the common man.

    There could be no other reason that, inspite of a relentless campaign against Modi, the Muslims of Gujarat voted him back, practically wiping out the Congress, which claims, to use Blackwaters's phrase thekedars! of Islam in India.

    People have got educated, and more importantly, are watching the TV, which was then State controlled.

    They are weighing the pros and cons.

    Irrespective of one's religion, one still wants to live without worry as to from where the next meal comes!
     

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