• Gadkari expressed concern over a large number of road

    Accidents due to drunk driving and said that the government was thinking of strict action against such people.

    Asserting that life was of paramount importance, he said the ministry was planning to come up with crash barriers on the roadside.

    The government, he said, has already 786 black spots across the country, which are most accident-prone.

    “There is a provision in the bill under which if holes were found on the roads DPR designer and contractor would be held accountable,” Gadkari said adding that the ministry would blacklist the contractors.

    The minister said that the proposal on strengthening the network of the trauma centres has also been received.

    Euro VI emission norms, Gadkari added, would be made mandatory from April 1, 2020. Josh Bellamy Jersey

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