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My promises more than fulfilled, claims Nitin Gadkari

THE ASIAN AGE. | JOSEPH RAO
Published : Apr 8, 2019, 4:54 am IST
Updated : Apr 8, 2019, 4:54 am IST

Mr Gadkari is seeking re-election and is pitted against Nana Patole of Congress in Nagpur, which goes to polls on April 11 in the first phase.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari
 Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

Nagpur: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart and Union minister for transport, shipping and Ganga rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari has claimed he has delivered more than what he had promised to the electorate in the 2014 elections. The Nagpur city is being developed as a smart city with many new and basic facilities such as a sewage treatment plant, rainwater harvesting, a public garden, a playground for children, ample parking areas, solar energy projects and traffic signal installations.

Mr Gadkari is seeking re-election and is pitted against Nana Patole of Congress in Nagpur, which goes to polls on April 11 in the first phase.

Energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule releasing the manifesto for 2019-2024 in presence of former MP Ajay Sancheti, Legislators Sudhakar Deshmukh, Girish Vyas and Sudhakar Kolhale, said Mr Gadkari is a visionary leader and about 20,000 youths have been provided with direct and indirect employment opportunities in Nagpur district as Patanjali Herbal, HCL and other top companies have set up their units here.

Mr Bawankule said Indian Institute of Management (IIM), National Law University have already started working here while the prestigious Pune institution Symbiosis International University has been allocated land by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation which is coming up here in the city.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU0 has been signed with RST Nagpur University where 25 of seats will be reserved for local students who will be given a 15 per cent discount in tuition fees, he said.

Due to the efforts of Mr Gadkari, the construction of 3,000 houses out of 10,000 planned, has already started under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna for the poor.

A sanction has been accorded to set up a 1,000-bed All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) with international facilities for patients from the central region. The Ajni Railway is being developed as Inter Multi-Modal Station, which will include Railways, the metro and a bus terminal near the Central Prison.   

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