We want to discourage road traffic and promote public (transport) and water transport
To cut the high cost of logistics in the country, inland waterways are being developed in a major way while methanol will soon be made the fuel for ships
We won’t allow driverless cars in India. I am very clear on this. We won’t allow any technology that takes away jobs. In a country where you have unemployment, you can’t have a technology that ends up taking people’s jobs.
We need to evolve technologically like other countries to minimise the wastage of water, including flood water and use it for benefit. Industry, agriculture, power and water play an important role in development of the country.
I am not a person who does political deals. I am a 'mard' and do everything openly
Our Government is fully committed to bridge the infrastructure deficit in the country.
We firmly believe that consistent high level public investment in transport infrastructure including Highways, Ports, Airports and Railways is going to accelerate the economic growth in the country.
Winning and losing is a part of democracy, one must accept mandate of the people with maturity.
Now we require investments because there is no risk factor.
The most important thing is the poor people and farmers have shown faith in our party and supported us, despite what was said about the demonetisation drive.
We need to identify black spots. We need to improve road design. This is our responsibility.
Politics is an instrument of socio-economic reform and it is my endeavour to do as much as possible.
You may not believe it right now, but let me assert that all this will happen. My words are not empty rhetoric.
I do not say what I cannot do.
You see India is a classic case of a rich nation with poor people.
We have the problem of management of resources which are a plenty.
Earlier compensation was less, but we have increased compensation four fold. As a result, farmers want to give up their land.
We are the fastest-growing economy in this world. The most important thing for our economic development are our ports. By developing ports, we are creating employment potential and at the same time involved in industrial development.
If a person has a bicycle, he would want a motorcycle, once the motorcycle is bought, the next target would be a car. Therefore, no one ever feels that good days have arrived.
When we tried to implement corporatisation of ports, the trade unions raised objections. Some political parties tried to make mileage out of it, disregarding national interest and development.
We have decided that instead of making them corporate bodies, we will change existing laws, and see what else we can do in other areas to improve efficiency.
Ek chehre pe kai chehre laga lete hai log (people put many faces on their face)
We need to encourage investments but at the same time ensure that employers do not exploit workers
American roads are not good because America is rich, he quotes. "But America is rich because American roads are good."
promising a name change if he can't deliver on a pledge.
"Lafda nahi chalega" - mischief will not be allowed - is another oft-used phrase, warning those creating hurdles for his ministry.