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No more roadblocks, Kamal Nath tells auto sector

delhi Updated: Aug 28, 2009 15:51 IST
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Road Transport and Highways Minister

Road Transport and Highways Minister Kamal Nath on Friday assured the automobile industry he would build roads if it manufactured vehicles.

"You build vehicles, I will build roads," Kamal Nath said in his keynote address at the annual convention of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

Charting out the path ahead, the minister said the government has approved 10 new road projects, stretching from 11,000 km to 100,000 km.

The government will soon invite bids for construction of the roads, Kamal Nath later told reporters on the sidelines of the convention, adding: "This year, we will build more roads than last year. We will put in place a quantum jump."

Kamal Nath also emphasised that for an inclusive growth of the economy as well as the automobile sector, construction of good roads was essential.

"In India, road is not just connectivity, it is part of inclusive growth."