Record 534 km road construction in one week: Govt
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) recently said that a record 534 km of national highways were constructed in just a week in January.
The road ministry constructed 8,169 km of national highways (NHs) from April 2020 to January 2021 in the current financial year 2020-21, that is at a speed of around 28.16 km per day.
During the same period in the last fiscal year, 7,573 km of roads were constructed, with a speed of 26.11 km per day.
With such a pace, the ministry expects to cross the construction target of 11,000 km by the end of March 2021.
A total of 8,948 km of road projects were awarded in 2019-20, while 10,237 km of roads were constructed.
This comes as a significant achievement given the time lost in the current fiscal year due to Covid-19.