With several legislations, port projects, highways and corridors to his credit, Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Shipping, Road, Transport, Highways and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, is a man on a mission.
A recent achievement under his stewardship is the finalisation of 142 port expansion projects and 12 port modernisation projects, amounting to a total estimated investment of Rs 90,000 crore! These 12 ports together handle almost 61 per cent of India's cargo traffic. Of the total 142 projects identified, 57 projects are under implementation at present and one has been completed. Gadkari sees these ports as catalysts for growth that will boost the country's economy. Indeed!