Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday that 65,000 km of highways will be constructed across the country at a cost of over Rs 5.35 lakh crore by 2022.
Roads have always been the sweet spot within the infrastructure sector. Since the 2015 launch of Bharatmala Pariyojana, a centrally funded roads and highways project, the Central government has awarded 4,466 kilometres
The government’s flagship roads programme, Bharatmala Pariyojana (BMP), is expected to see three times speedier implementation of projects as the guidelines allow “great degree of power” to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
Union minister for road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari, today presented a detailed road map of the Modi-government’s flagship road programme Bharatmala Pariyojana (BMP), having a capital outlay of Rs 6.92 lakh crore.