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Highway construction set to cross record 6,000 km this fiscal

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  1. Ryuzaki

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    NEW DELHI: Construction of national highways is set to touch the maximum distance covered in a year. Work in this fiscal is estimated to cross 6,000km, surpassing the previous best - 5,700 km completed in 2012-13 during UPA-II. Till December 2015, 3,962km had been built.

    Though highways minister Nitin Gadkari needs to wait longer to achieve his ambitious target of building 30km of highways daily, in less than two years since the Modi government assumed office, average daily construction is set to touch at least 17km against 16km earlier. Ministry data shows an uptick in the pace of awarding contracts and construction as well till December 2015 in comparison to the previous year.

    Total construction between April and December 2015 was around 1,500km more than in the corresponding period in 2014 -the first year of the NDA government. Similarly, there was an increase of 1,900km in awarding highway projects in April-December, 2015. The pace of building roads is the maximum during the last quarter of every financial year. The weather is best for construction across the country except in some parts of hilly regions impacted by snowfall. Even monitoring is stepped up to meet the target," said a highway ministry official, explaining the push to improve performance. During January-March 2015, construction almost doubled to 1,500 km a quarter against the average of about 800 km a quarter in the previous three.

    Officials said the real jump in construction should be visible over the next two years. The government hopes to touch the 30km-a-day target by 2019.

    Read more at:
    Highway construction set to cross record 6,000 km this fiscal - The Economic Times
     
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