On Friday, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari stated he receives Rs 4 lakh each month as royalty from YouTube, as viewership of his lecture videos published on the platform has increased during the pandemic period. While reviewing the development of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME) in Bharuch, Gadkari in addition stated his ministry has commenced rating road construction contractors and consultants.
During COVID-19 times the highways minister stated, he did things. “I have become a chef and commenced cooking at home and giving lectures through video conference. I delivered more than 950 lectures online, such as lectures to foreign universities students, which have been uploaded on YouTube. Viewership of my YouTube channel increased and YouTube now pays me Rs 4 lakh, according to month as royalty,” he stated.
Gadkari, who’s recognized for his frank views, stated that in India, individuals who do appropriate work, do not get appreciation. The minister additionally emphasized the significance of a network of modern- and high-quality roads for monetary improvement and growing employment possibilities.
He stated that during Gujarat, 423 km of road is being built at Rs 35,100 crore. Gadkari brought that under this expressway, 60 major bridges, 17 interchanges, 17 flyovers and 8 roads over bridges (ROBs) could be built in the state. The minister stated 33 wayside facilities also are proposed to be constructed in this expressway to offer world-magnificence transport centres in addition to create employment possibilities in the state.
During this visit, Gadkari inspected the area where the world record for the fastest road construction in a day was set in February 2021. He further inspected an iconic bridge built across the Narmada river close to Bharuch. The -km-long extra-dosed cable span bridge could be India’s first eight-lane bridge to be built across the expressway.