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Posted: Oct 29 2020 (10:33)
Last Response: Oct 29 2020 (10:33)
Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the NHAI headquarters via video conferencing.New Delhi: Most politicians would simply be too happy to preside over flashy inaugurations to admonish officials for any kind of lapses. Nitin Gadkari is not among them.The Union Transport Minister who enjoys rare bipartisan respect for his no-nonsense style was in his characteristic form when he pulled up government officers for an inordinate delay in finishing a project.While opening the new headquarters of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Sunday, the minister noted how it took 12 years to complete the building.Mr Gadkari said it was a "matter of shame" that the Rs 250 crore-project was finalised in 2008, had its tender awarded in 2011 and took another nine years to build.Two governments and eight chairmen had passed through the organisation while the building was under construction, he said, speaking via video-conferencing."The current chairman and members are unrelated to it.