Given up on babus, will rope in pvt sector: Mantri

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NEW DELHI: Taking a dig at “some” non-performing officers who are not ready to change, highways minister

Nitin Gadkari

has said a committee of experts from

private

and government sectors would be appointed to recommend norms for new designs, quality of

work

and promote new technologies in

highway

and bridge construction.
“After my six years’ experience I have found that in this system people won’t change. I am coming to the conclusion that it is very difficult to change them. I have given up on these people and now,” the minister said at a web-based event.
He said there is need to classify good and bad performers.

Gadkari

said now they have decided to take people from state governments and the private sector to give a big push to innovation and adoption of new technologies in road construction.
The minister said, “There are many good personnel who are working day and night. It’s because of their hard work we are achieving new records in highway construction. The credit goes to the engineers and officials.” He said there has been remarkable progress in the construction of Delhi-Mumbai expressway and due to the best efforts put by officials from his ministry, the government saved Rs 5,000 crore in the Zojila tunnel project.

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