Around 65,000 Km Of National Highways Involving Investment Of Rs 10.4 Lakh Crore Under Construction In CountryNational Highway

Around 65,000 km of national highways projects involving investment of Rs 10.4 lakh crore are under construction in the country as on 30 November this year, the Parliament was told on Thursday (9 December), reports Financial Express.

Among the under construction NH projects, Maharashtra has the highest share both in terms of length at 17.5 per cent. Maharashtra also has the largest share of 15 per cent with regard to cost involved in the projects.

Uttar Pradesh has the second largest share of length under construction and cost involved in the projects, both standing at 4,384 km and Rs 91,332 crore respectively.

With 4,052 km NH length under construction and cost of Rs 51,988 crore, Rajasthan has the third highest share. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu follow Rajasthan in terms of length of the national highways under construction.

In reply to a written question in Rajya Sabha, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari informed the Lok Sabha that a total of 34,419 km of national highways were constructed in the last three years. He added that 13,327 km of national highways were constructed last year which is the highest out of the three years.

Around 5,118 km of NH was constructed during the April-November period of the current fiscal, the minister said.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber