Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that the pandemic had not affected the road construction projects. Gadkari who was speaking on Day 4 of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020 said that the capacity of the construction equipment manufacturers has increased by 80%, which is almost double. The minister highlighted that improving the equation between the contractors and builders during these difficult times was one of the major initiatives. He also said that the electronic toll collection system, FASTag will also be made mandatory in next 2-3 months. Further, Gadkari also noted that road accidents and deaths have reduced by 20%.