Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, visited Madhya Pradesh to inspect the construction work of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in Ratlam district. During the inspection, he also undertook a speed test, by riding a car that drove at 170 km/hour.
The video of the same has now gone viral on social media after BJP MP Lokendra Parashar took to Twitter to share the Union Minister's speed-test drive.
#नया_भारत— लोकेन्द्र पाराशर Lokendra parashar (@LokendraParasar) September 16, 2021
केंद्रीय मंत्री @nitin_gadkari जी ने रतलाम जिले से गुजरने वाले दिल्ली-मुंबई एक्सप्रेस वे पर 170 किमी प्रति घंटे की रफ्तार से कार चलवाकर लिया स्पीड टेस्ट @BJP4MP pic.twitter.com/Xq5b4jupqs
After the drive, the minister said, "We had already instructed the manufacturing company to ensure that the quality remains better. Hence, the speed test was successful. A speed of 120 km/hour can be proposed for this highway."
"I have sanctioned Rs 1.50 lakh crore for roads projects in MP so far. I am going to sanction Rs 1 lakh crore more for road projects in the coming days," he said at an event, adding, "I ran a vehicle at a speed of 160km per hour on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway."