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65,000 km highways to be constructed by 2022 across the country -Mr Gadkari

Infra News - Published on Mon, 11 Feb 2019

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PTI cited Road Transport Minister Mr Nitin Gadkari as saying that 65,000 km of highways will be constructed across the country at a cost of over INR 5.35 lakh crore by 2022. Speaking in Lok Sabha, Mr Gadkari said that the Bharatmala Pariyojana is an umbrella programme comprising 65,000 km of highways, out of which 24,800 km highways fall along economic corridors, inter corridors, feeder routes and border roads. All these highways, along with 10,000 km residual National Highway Development Projects stretches have been envisaged for construction under Phase-I of the Pariyojana over a period of five years from 2017-18 to 2021-22 for which INR 5,35,000 crore have been earmarked.

Mr Gadkari said that the mode of implementation for construction of road stretches under this scheme has been planned in such a manner so as to ensure expeditious implementation.

In order to achieve completion within the time-frame, the progress of projects under Bharatmala Pariyojana is monitored regularly to ensure timely completion of Detailed Project Report or feasibility study and civil works for the projects.

He said that already, 137 road projects having an aggregate length of about 6,530 kms have been awarded and are in various stages of implementation.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 11 Feb 2019
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