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India constructs 30 km/day highway under Modi's roadways push

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 12, 2017, 11:14 am IST
Updated Jun 12, 2017, 11:19 am IST
This was apart from several projects awarded in last few years having reached their construction phase.
New roads and highways are comin gup in India.
 New roads and highways are comin gup in India.

Mumbai: India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accelerated its roads and highways projects by taking pace of highways development at 30km/day in May 2017, according to a report in The Financial Express.

Initial two years of Modi government had seen a gradual increase in the highways construction activity. The roads construction sector has entered into a higher growth trajectory in recent months.

 

"As against 22.3 km per day in the last financial year, the pace of building highways has accelerated to 30 Km/day-mark in May, 2017," the FE report said.

In the first two months of 2017-18 fiscal year, the average roads construction stands at at 26.6 km/day, that is much higher than the 19.26 km/day clocked in the same period last fiscal.

"It, however, still falls short of the ministry’s ambitious 41 km/day target for the entire 2017-18 fiscal," the report added.

The report cites road transport ministry sources as saying that a total of 1,627 km highways have been built in the first two months of this fiscal: 1,176 km by ministry itself and state PWDs. Besides, a 435 km by NHAI and the balance 16 km by and National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL).

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