New Delhi, November 17 (Language) The pace of construction of national highways in the country was 20.78 kilometers per day during the first seven months of the current financial year. This information has been given in official figures.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways plans to maintain the pace of highway development and build 12,500 km of highways in 2023-24.
“2,595 km of projects were allotted during this period,” the ministry said in its monthly report for the month of October prepared for the Cabinet. Whereas during the same period last year it was 5,007 kilometers. The ministry has constructed 4,474 km of national highways by October in 2023-24. In the last financial year till October this figure was 4,060 kilometres.
The ministry constructed 10,237 km of national highways in the financial year 2019-20, 13,327 km in 2020-21 and 10,457 km in 2021-22.
It said, “If the target of project allocation for this year is to be met, a decision on the proposal for approval of the revised Bharatmala Phase-1 or alternative program should be taken expeditiously.” The reduction in project allocation this year will affect the pace of construction in the next financial year.
The Bharatmala project is the largest highway infrastructure program in the country. Under this, the target is to develop 34,800 km national highway corridor with an investment of Rs 5.35 lakh crore.
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