Time is a teacher and if you can manage it properly, you are already wiser than 90% of people in the world. And today, Nitin Gadkari, in a historic speech, pressed on the same fact giving us a glimpse of the leaders we need.
While most politicians at an inauguration ceremony would sing praises of the government they are associated with for the completion of so and so project, Gadkari is surely not one of them.
The Union Transport Minister, while inaugurating a ₹250-crore building project on Wednesday at the headquarters of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) slammed the authorities associated with the construction of the same who took a whopping nine years to complete the same.
“We say with pride that we will complete the Delhi-Mumbai expressway in two to three years. It is worth ₹ 80,000 to 1 lakh crore. But it took so many years to complete this project of ₹ 250 crore,” Mr Gadkari said.
Known for his no-nonsense style, Gadkari said that it is a “matter of shame” that the project took so long to complete. The project had commenced back in 2008 and has been completed in 2020.
Two governments and eight chairmen had passed through the organisation while the building was under construction, he said, adding that the officers foreseeing the project have become nalayak and are incapable of being a part of NHAI.
He ended by saying that he doesn’t feel like congratulating but feel ashamed that a mere 250-crore project took nine years to complete, which calls for some serious rethinking.
His address is being praised by people across social media.