Road Building Pace at All-Time High of 20 km a Day: Gadkari
New Delhi: Road construction in India has accelerated to an all-time high pace of 20 kilometres per day, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.
Gadkari said that his ministry will be constructing 25 km of roads per day by the time the Narendra Modiled NDA government completes two years next month.
The current pace is a third more than the previous best of 15 km per day achieved in 2012.
“We’ll touch our target of 30 kilometres per day in another five-six months,” Gadkari said at industry body CII’s annual session.
In the current financial year, the government has a target of constructing 10,000 km of greenfield highways, for which it has made a budgetary allocation of .₹ 57,000 crore.