Nitin Gadkari
Nitin Gadkari

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Nitin Gadkari, India’s Minister for Roads, Transport, Highways and Shipping, visited the nation’s capital on Monday, attending a dinner hosted by India’s Ambassador to the U.S., Arun Singh, at his private residence, and will also visit New York for two days to meet with the State Transport Department.

During his short trip to New York, Gadkari will meet with state officials to discuss and identify areas of mutual cooperation in the field of intelligent transport management, city traffic management, and control center and other technology- based transport solutions.

He is also expected to have a dialogue with multiple investors and the meetings which were arranged by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Business Council on International Understanding and Goldman Sachs

Gadkari’s meetings with investors are follow-up to the deliberations at the Maritime India Summit in Mumbai, where a large number of U.S. companies had spoke on a keen interest in promoting bilateral cooperation with India in Maritime sector. Many of the U.S. companies have expressed investing in technology cooperation for the development of road and highway building, road engineering, innovations in automobile sector, road safety and green fuels.

Gadkari will additionally trek across the country to the Bay Area where TiE will host the minister. Though a venue has yet to be finalized, the meet and greet will take place Friday, July 15, and will be free for all TiE members. Non-members will be asked to pay $15 for attendance. Those interested in attending the event, or being updated as to the status, are asked to register here.