Traffic Growth: Rs 50,000 Crore A Year Required For Extra Laning

Traffic Growth: Rs 50,000 Crore A Year Required For Extra Laning

The present rate of vehicle growth will require construction of an additional lane on highways every year, which will cost government about Rs 50,000 crore, said road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari quoting a study done by his ministry.

“While we are expanding the highway network and increasing the length by converting more state highways to national highways the moot question is whether it’s sustainable. We have to find solutions and graduate from building roads to improving mobility,” Gadkari said citing how roads won’t be enough unless the government finds ways to lessen use of private vehicles. Read More…

 

Credit By : The Economics Times

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