Modi reviews infra projects, calls for new tech to ramp up roads, coal

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged his officials to explore new technologies for ramping up road-building and boosting coal output, as part of the broader objective of pushing economic growth.

In his periodic review of infrastructure sector on Tuesday, Modi asked NITI Aayog to examine global standards in the application of technology for infrastructure creation, and their feasibility in India.

India is ramping up infrastructure with an investment of $1.15 trillion to push growth to 8% in coming years, as outlined by the Niti Aayog in its long term vision.

Modi called for a “consolidated” approach to the existing road projects and completion within strict timelines.

In his meeting with officials from PMO, Niti Aayog and infrastructure ministries, Modi direct


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