Gadkari calls for joint effort to achieve 5 trillion dollar economy goal

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While addressing the 41st Meeting of the Transport Development Council at Bengaluru ,Karnataka  on 9 September 2022 ,Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari  said that both the Centre and the States should work together to transform the transport sector.


  • The 41st Transport Development Council meeting was held as part of the 3 day Manthan’ organised by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways at Bengaluru.
  • Gadkari said that” In the next five years, both the Centre and the states should work together to transform the transport sector of the country to become a five trillion-dollar economy,” 
  • In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi envisioned making India a $5 trillion economy and global powerhouse by 2024-25.
  • He further said that efforts should be made to increase the automobile industry from 7.5 lakhs crore to 15 lakhs crore in the next 5 years enabling India as a top automobile manufacturing hub in the world.
  • Ministers of Transport from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Goa, Karnataka, Delhi and Tamil Nadu participated in the 41st Transport Development Council.

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