The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has been instructed by the Road, Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari to expedite the implementation of projects and to accomplish its project construction targets.
With NHAI and the private sector re-strategising, the funding crunch and increasing construction costs may derail the country’s roads and highways sector. Recently, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) stated to NHAI that the Government is reportedly not keen to sustain its large investments in building highways.
Nitin Gadkari recently laid the foundation stone for four national highway projects in Rajasthan, worth Rs 30 bn. Of the four highway projects, three projects are expected to be established in Bikaner, under the Bharatmala Project.
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, is expected to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for national highway and Namami Gange works worth to Rs 58.94 billion at Haridwar in Uttarakhand.