Highway construction highest ever, but 45% short of target

Highway construction highest ever, but 45% short of target

Highway construction in 2016-17 touched all time high at 8,144 km, which is 33% more than last year. Similarly award of works also increased to the maximum at 16,031 km, which is 60% more than last year.

However, this is much less than what highway minister Nitin Gadkari had set as target for National Highways Authority of India and his ministry. Gadkari had set 15,000 km as target of construction and 25,000 km for award. Data accessed by TOI show that the maximum share of the achievements have come from the ministry, which executes projects through the state Public Works Departments.

For example, while NHAI completed construction and expansion of 2,628 km of national highways (NH) till March 31, the ministry achieved widening of the over 5,500 km.  Read More…

 

Credit By : EconomicsTimes Indiatimes.com

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