Govt Plans To Better Its Own World Record In Highway Construction, Aims To Build 50 Km Highways Per Day: Gadkari

Swarajya Staff

Mar 13, 2022, 12:10 PM | Updated 12:10 PM IST

(Representative Image) (NHAI)
(Representative Image) (NHAI)

Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday (12 March) said that the government plans to better its own world record of constructing 38 km highways per day and has set a target of 50 km per day highway construction.

Gadkari said that the ministry has already set three world records, including 38 km of highway construction per day, reports Economic Times.

"We have now already made three world records. The first is 38 km of highway construction per day, the highest in the world. The second is constructing 2.5 km of four-lane cement concrete road within 24 hours on Delhi-Mumbai express highway in Vadodara. A third record is making 26 km single-lane road in 22 hours in Solapur-Bijapur section," Gadkari was quoted as saying.

"Now we want to go up to 50 km per day," the minister said at the Economic Times Global Business Summit (GBS).

"Before March 2022, last year's record will be bettered. There are some issues regarding land acquisition due to Covid-19 but we will try to make the record higher than last year," he added.

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