- Construction of National Highways reduced to 28.64 km per day
- A record 37 km of highways were built daily in the country in the financial year 2020-21.
- 10,457 km of highways to be constructed in 2021-22 through implementing agencies
New Delhi. The construction of national highways in the country has come down to 28.64 km per day in the last financial year 2021-22 due to the bottlenecks caused by the Kovid-19 epidemic. This information was given by the Union Road Transport and Highways Secretary Giridhar Armane on Wednesday.
He said that the monsoon remained longer than normal in some parts of the country. Due to this also the construction of highways was affected. A record 37 km of highways were built per day in the country in the financial year 2020-21.
Armane told PTI, “The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways through its various implementing agencies has constructed 10,457 km of highways in 2021-22. Highway projects of 12,731 km were allotted during the financial year.
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NHIDCL) are responsible for the construction of National Highways and Expressways in the country. Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari had recently said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha that the ministry has constructed 10,237 km of highways in 2019-20 and 13,327 km in 2020-21.