Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present a ‘big gift’ to residents of Delhi by inaugurating several highways in the next six months, to free the city from traffic jams and pollution, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.
In the last two years, the Modi government has provided Rs 40,000 crore for infrastructure development in Delhi, Gadkari said while addressing Delhi BJP's two-day executive meeting.
"Six months from now, Modi will give a big gift to the people of Delhi by inaugurating several highways that will free the city from traffic jams and pollution," the Union Road Transport and Highways minister said in a Delhi BJP statement.
The expansion of NH-24, heading towards Meerut, with the expenditure of Rs 6,000 crore will use the waste dumped at Ghazipur landfill site thereby providing relief to the locals, he said. Earlier this month, a portion of the mountain of garbage at the landfill had collapsed killing two people.
"The Modi government has also sanctioned thousands of crores of rupees for Dhaulakuan-Jaipur, Mukarba Chowk-Panipat roads, Dwarka Expressway and North-West corridor," Gadkari said.
Gadkari hit out against the Delhi government accusing it of indulging in "scams".
“While the Modi government is not only ruling but also moving towards social transformation, the Kejriwal government in Delhi is indulging in scams whose fresh example is Mohalla Clinic,” Tiwari said.
The party workers and leaders were also addressed by national general secretaries Anil Jain and Ramlal.
"The next two years are crucial for strengthening people's faith in the Modi government," Ramlal said.
A political resolution passed by the executive of the Delhi unit, "condemned" the Kejriwal government on 21 issues and also hit out at the Congress for allegedly "misguiding" Delhi people on various issues.
Union minister Vijay Goel, national vice president Shyam Jaju, senior party leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra, BJP MPs Minkashi Lekhi, Ramesh Bidhuri, and Maheish Girri, and Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta, were present among others in the meeting
(With inputs from PTI)