On his maiden visit to the USA in his capacity as Union Minister, Gadkari is scheduled to crisscross the USA from Washington to Los Angeles with in between stops in New York, St Louis and San Francisco.
Gadkari will hold bilateral talks with US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx here on July 11 which is aimed at strengthening and expanding India’s relations with the US by enhancing bilateral cooperation in infrastructure sector, officials said.
At the US department of Transportation, Gadkari will witness Modal Presentations by Federal Highway Administration, US Maritime administration and National Highway Traffic Safety administration. His itinerary in Washington includes a talk on ‘A window into India’s Infrastructure Development’ organised by Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank.
The delegation accompanying Gadkari will give presentations on port-led development, inland waterways development and highway infrastructure, logistics at a luncheon roundtable with investors and infrastructure companies arranged by the US-India Business Council.
“Gadkari will be particularly looking for widening and deepening the scope of Indo-US cooperation in innovative technologies for improving highway development, road engineering, road safety and development of green fuels in automobile sector and electric vehicles,” an official accompanying Gadkari said.
During his interaction with the US captains of trade and industry and pioneers in the maritime sector, Gadkari will highlight investment opportunities in the Indian maritime sector and also invite US investments in several key industries.