Govt constructs 3,181-km nationwide highways in April-August, surpasses goal

New Delhi, September 3

The authorities on Thursday mentioned it constructed 3,181 km of nationwide highways in April-August, surpassing the development goal of two,771 km.

The size of nationwide freeway (NH) works awarded throughout this fiscal additionally greater than doubled as in comparison with final fiscal, it mentioned.

“Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has surpassed its target for construction of National Highways in the country till the past weekend. During April to August this year, 3,181 km NH length was constructed against the target of 2,771 km for this period,” MoRTH mentioned in a press release.

This consists of 2,104 km constructed by State Public Works Department (PWDs), 879 km by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), and 198 km by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL), the assertion mentioned.

“Further, 3,300 km length of NH works have been awarded in this year till August, which is more than double of the 1,367 km during the same period last year,” it mentioned.

This consists of 2,167 km of NH awarded by PWDs, 793 km by NHAI, and 341 km by NHIDCL, it added.

The ministry mentioned sanctions had been issued for building of two,983 km of NH everywhere in the nation throughout this era, which included 1,265 km by PWDs, 1,183 km by NHAI, and 535 km by NHIDCL.

Earlier this week, NHAI had mentioned it had awarded tasks price Rs 31,000 crore within the first 5 months of the present fiscal yr, regardless of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A complete of 26 tasks for constructing 744 km size of highways had been awarded by it throughout April-August interval of this fiscal. — PTI

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