NHAI opens tender for six-laning of Thuravoor-Paravoor section in Kerala
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued a request for proposal for the six-lane construction of the Thuravoor-Paravoor section.
Under the Bharatmala Pariyojana, the scope of work includes six-laning of the Thuravoor-Paravoor section of new NH-66 (old NH-47) in Kerala on an EPC basis.
The project is expected to cost Rs 1,248.08 crore and take 30 months to complete.
According to Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, highway construction in the country reached a new high of 37 km per day in the fiscal year 2020-21.
The minister described the achievement as remarkable because it was accomplished despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
As we have reported earlier, MoRTH has constructed 13,394 km of highways in the fiscal year 2020-21. Gadkari said that the pace of highway construction in the country touched a record 37 km per day in FY21.
According to Gadkari, the cumulative cost of ongoing project works has increased by 54% at the end of FY21, compared to FY20 (as of 31 March).
Earlier, Gadkari, while addressing an India-US partnership vision summit, said that the government has set a road construction target worth Rs 15 lakh crore for the next two years.
Gadkari has also informed that India was set to achieve the target of 40 km per day of highway construction in the current financial year.
The minister had said that the government is permitting 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in the road sector.