The Road Transport and Highways ministry has taken up detailed review of national highways along coastline.
Nitin Gadkari Reveals Government’s Plan To Provide Roadside Amenities Like Parking, ATMs On National Highways
Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari revealed government’s plans to provide wayside amenities along the national highways across the country on every 50 km on Thursday, reported PTI.
The government has awarded contracts worth over Rs 1.09 lakh crore for two- and four-laning of national highways in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Jharkhand since 2014-15, Parliament was told on Monday.
Union highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday claimed that the NDA government was constructing 23km of national highways every day against an average of barely 2km during the UPA regime
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari laid foundation stone of four state highway projects here.
In a review of NHAI projects on Tuesday, Gadkari said that while a record 16,271 km of National Highways have been awarded and 8231 km constructed during the year 2016-17, work needs to be done at a much faster pace to award more projects and construct those that have been awarded.
The Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari has emphasized on fast tracking the award and construction of National Highways projects
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recently signed an agreement with the Union government in New Delhi to provide 67,170 million Japanese Yen (approximately Rs 4,000 crore) for Phase I of the North East Road Network Connectivity Improvement Project.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has incorporated Indian Highway Management Company Limited (IHMCL) to expedite the implementation of Electronic Fee Collection (EFC).
PM Modi announces investment of Rs 12,000 crore in upgrading 8 highways in Gujarat to National Highways
“Eight highways in Gujarat, totaling 1,200 km, will be converted into National Highways at an investment of Rs 12,000 crore,” PM Modi said and added that the pace of highways construction has risen 11 times to 22 km per day from 2 km/day during the previous regime.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced investment of Rs 12,000 crore in upgrading eight highways in Gujarat to National Highways as part of efforts to boost infrastructure development and job generation in the state.
To provide real time traffic updates to commuters, government will start highway radio services on various national highways spread across 13 states.