November 17, 2023Business Desk

National highway construction pace at 20.78 km/day in April-October

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has put in place plans to maintain the pace of highway development and construct 12,500 km of highways in 2023-24

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The ministry constructed 10,237 km national highway in 2019-20 financial year, 13,327 km in 2020-21 and 10,457 km in 2021-22

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Bharatmala Pariyojana is the largest highway infrastructure programme in India that aims to develop 34,800 km of national highway corridors at an investment of Rs 5.35 lakh crore

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Phase 1 of the programme includes development of about 24,800 km national highway network such as economic corridors, inter-corridor & feeder roads, national corridors efficiency improvements

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