Government Is Laying Highways At A Milestone Pace 37 Km Everyday in FY21

The Modi government has achieved the record-breaking milestone of constructing 37 kilometres highways per day in year 2020-21, which is unprecedented.

Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on Thursday (1 April) felicitated the officials of the ministry and presented the letters of appreciation.

The Minister said that this would not have been possible without dedication and teamwork of the officials and other stakeholders. He said that these achievements are unprecedented and have no parallel in any other country in the world, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.

Other achievements of the ministry include an increase in the length of national highways over the last seven years from 91,287 km (as of April 2014) to 1,37,625 km (as on 20 March 2021).

Also the total budgetary outlay increased by 5.5 times, from Rs 33,414 crore in Financial Year 2015 to Rs 1,83,101 crore in Financial Year 2022.

On Thursday (1 April), the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has accorded approval to upgradation, rehabilitation and reconstruction of a number of projects, across the country.

The approved projects are located in various states including Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Odisha, Assam and Ladakh.