Feat On The Ground: Highways Ministry Achieves 37-km Per Day Laying Milestone In 2020-21

Feat On The Ground: Highways Ministry Achieves 37-km Per Day Laying Milestone In 2020-21Highway construction in Uttar Pradesh - a representative image (UPEIDA/Twitter)
Snapshot
  • Over the last seven years, the length of National Highways has gone up by 50 per cent.

    Total budgetary outlay increased 5.5 times, from Rs 33,414 crore in FY 2015 to Rs 1,83,101 crore in FY 2022.

In an unprecedented achievement, the Road Transport and Highways Ministry has achieved the record-breaking milestone of constructing 37 kilometres of highways per day in 2020-21.

The Ministry said that over the last seven years, the length of National Highways has gone up by 50 per cent from 91,287 km as of April 2014 to 1,37,625 km as on March 20, 2021.

Tremendous progress has been achieved in building of National Highways across the country in the last few years by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has felicitated the officials of the Ministry and presented letters of appreciation for this feat.
The Minister said that this would not have been possible without the dedication and team work by the officials and other stakeholders.

He said these achievements were unprecedented and had no parallel in any other country in the world.

Over the last seven years, the length of National Highways has gone up by 50 per cent.

Total budgetary outlay increased 5.5 times, from Rs 33,414 crore in FY 2015 to Rs 1,83,101 crore in FY 2022.

The sanctioned amount has increased by 126 per cent in FY 2021 over FY 2020 despite the Covid-19 impact.

The sanctioned length in kilometers has also increased by 9 per cent in FY 2021 over FY 2020. The average annual project award (annual average award length) during FY 2015 to FY 2021 has increased by 85 per cent compared to FY 2010 to FY 2014.

The average annual construction (average annual construction length) during FY 2015 to FY 2021 has increased by 83 per cent compared to FY 2010 to FY 2014.

The cumulative cost of ongoing project works has increased by 54 per cent at the end of FY 2021 compared to FY 2020 as on March 31.

Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at akdas2005@gmail.com.


Comments

Latest Articles

    Artboard 4Created with Sketch.