Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport &
Highways, Government of India.Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday 22 May highlighted the need
for vehicle tyres of international standards with the improvement in
highways and speed. He said that the government will prepare new norms in
consultation with tyre manufacturers so that tyre burst accidents are reduced.
"Vehicle speed has improved with the improved highways in the country, so now we will have to make tyres of international standard. We will soon make norms as per the requirement of international standard tyres so that there is no accident due to tyre burst," Gadkari told reporters in Bikaner.
He was in the
city to review the progress of Amritsar-Jamnagar Expressway.
"Because now 32 such highways are being built, so not only will the speed increase, but naturally we will also look at the quality of the tyres."
The Union minister said that the work of the 917-km six-lane Economic Corridor in Rajasthan would be completed by October 2023. In Rajasthan, 93 per cent of 550 km of 637 kilometre six-lane economic corridor has been completed at a cost of Rs 15,000 crore. "We will soon request the Prime Minister and invite him to inaugurate the Rajasthan portion," he added.
He said that this corridor is passing through 15 districts of Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and Gujarat.