New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Union Minister for Roads and National Highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that the government is working on the reforms of the operations of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).
Participating in a webinar organised by industry chamber ASSOCHAM, the minister said that major reforms arerequired in the agency mandated to develop and maintain national highways across the country.
He noted that although India has improved in the ease of doing business rankings, there are several necessary changes still needed to be made for smooth and efficient execution of projects.
Gadkari said that decision making in NHAI lags due to the negative approach of several officials and also because some people are diffident in terms of decision making.
“Decentralisation of work and division of power… Now we are working on the reform of NHAI,” he said.
The Union Minister also said that liquidity is the biggest problem in the country right now. He said that the need of the hour is to award more infrastructure projects to save the economy.