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The scenario in early twenties of last century was that the principal - rather only mechanized mode of transport - was the railways. Its objective was not precisely to serve as the means of development of the countryside; instead to pick up raw materials from vast hinterland of the country and take the same to ports for export to UK and in return help distribution across India of finished goods manufactured in England. 

Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping declaring that he would see that under the National Highway Development programme twenty eight kilometers of road construction shall take place every day, needs be noted since this is unlike the scaling up of this target by his predecessors, beginning from two kilometers upto twenty kilometers a day.