Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari today said that the government awarded about 16,800 kms of roads to be built in last fiscal which was kind of a ‘world record’ of sorts, a PTI report said. He also claimed that giant steps are underway to build infrastructure in the country as the government was planning to implement projects worth Rs 25 lakh crore, out of which Rs 6.5 lakh crore has already been awarded.
Speaking at the India Today Editors Roundtable in the national capital, the minister added that a project worth Rs 12,000 crore is underway for development of 900 km of National Highways in Uttarakhand to improve connectivity to the Char Dham pilgrimage centres — Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in the Himalayas, the news agency report said. Read more
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