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NDA(5yrs) constructed 50% of national highways laid in last 30 years:Center

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NEW DELHI: The UPA government on Monday admitted before the Supreme Court that the NDA regime, in five years, constructed nearly half the total length of national highways laid during the last 32 years.

In an interesting affidavit filed before the apex court, the Centre said the length of national highways in the country was 29,023 km in 1980, which expanded to 76,818 km by the end of 2012. This means 47,795 km of national highways was added by successive governments in 32 years.

However, the affidavit revealed that during 1997-2002 (ninth five-year plan), when the NDA was in power, 23,814 km of national highways was added to the existing NH network, or nearly 50% of the total length of national highways constructed in three decades. This remains the largest construction of national highways during any five-year period since independence.

In fact, during the nearly 10-year rule of the UPA government, the total length of national highways laid was much less - nearly 16,000 km, the affidavit said.

During 2012-2017, nearly 3,000 km of additional national highways was proposed to be built but the government decided to de-notify 530 km of national highways in Madhya Pradesh and 627 km in Gujarat.

The affidavit came on a PIL filed by Sanjay Kulshresta, who sought several directions from the apex court to make highways safe for motorists including making available expeditious medical help to accident victims.

India has a total road network of 46.90 lakh km with a road density of 1.43 km per square km. While national highways account for 79,116 km, state highways make up 1,55,716 km and the remaining 44.55 lakh km is classified as 'other roads'.

"National highways comprise only 1.7% of total road network but carry about 40% of road traffic," the Centre said.

The petitioner had prayed for modernization of road infrastructure and traffic reforms to counter congestion. He had said rapid rise in personal diesel and petrol vehicles had nullified the effect of the Supreme Court directed conversion of all public transport in the city into CNG fuel.

The petitioner had also sought a direction to the government to phase out very old vehicles, which were not road worthy and emitted noxious air. But the Centre said though it was empowered to fix age for phasing out of vehicles, it had not taken measures under the legislation.

"Even though the central government is empowered to fix age limit of vehicles under Section 59 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, no policy decision has been taken (in this regard) by the central government," it said.

It said every vehicle owner has to prove road worthiness at the time of renewal of registration certificate from authorized testing centres. "Only those vehicles can ply on Indian roads as long as they satisfy the prescribed norms and standards mentioned in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules," the affidavit said.

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I have always wondered Why? And now we have the real data staright from GOI, may be Just another example of how useless these Congis Are.
 

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My friend Interned in NHAI in 2005 and he told me that the DMK minister TR Baalu was corrupt and couldn't speed up the GQ highways at the same pace as Khanduri.
 

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Guynextdoor2 care to comment whom should we thank for this
Ghanta nirmaan...the national quadrilateral was Atalji's idea and so was PM Gram sadak yojna. The UPA has not come up with any such ideas...moreover they haven't been able to finish the projects that the NDA regime begun. Epic FAIL.
 

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This is just one of the endless examples of Policy Paralysis.

The F@ck up this Congi Govt has done in the last 5 years will become more and more obvious in the coming 1-2 years.
 

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Last 10 years of UPA regime all highways in India have become potholes ...

BJP played development and constructive regime like Pradhan mantri Grameen sadak Yojna, including the planning of Metro Rail... while UPA continued with appeasement politics of distributing national wealth in the name NAREGA and Food security bill ...


Shiva Sena is best remembered in Maharashtra for number of Flyover's and Bridges built under its regime in 4 years ... COngress and NCP cant come close even if they Rule for another 20 years in Maharashtra ...


the Growth shows in last 3 years were fake ... UPA playing with economic just like one fine day the planning commission reduced the poverty by declaring who ever earn less then 30 rupees/Day is not poor...
 

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Offcource, golden quadrilateral was a dream project of the NDA and it has yielded results.. The infra development in this country got a push when NDA was in power..
 

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Guynextdoor2 care to comment whom should we thank for this
ABVP was intelligent enough to use the groundwork laid by COngress to accelerate policy :D

Now....who mobilized 400 odd billion USD for indian infra?

Last 10 years of UPA regime all highways in India have become potholes ...

BJP played development and constructive regime like Pradhan mantri Grameen sadak Yojna, including the planning of Metro Rail... while UPA continued with appeasement politics of distributing national wealth in the name NAREGA and Food security bill ...


Shiva Sena is best remembered in Maharashtra for number of Flyover's and Bridges built under its regime in 4 years ... COngress and NCP cant come close even if they Rule for another 20 years in Maharashtra ...
Actually highway built by BJP with low quality materials. When congress took over, it could see that all the 50% of national highway built by BJP were potholes only :lol:
 

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It is shocking how the Congress government given the mandate to rule the country have always failed its electorate. Congress is well known for setting up commissions of enquiry in the event of rail, power and other natural disasters.Congress legislators lack policy direction and implementation skills. Congress needs leaders like Vajpayee and Modi to lift the country to a higher level of development.
 

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It is shocking how the Congress government given the mandate to rule the country have always failed its electorate. Congress is well known for setting up commissions of enquiry in the event of rail, power and other natural disasters.Congress legislators lack policy direction and implementation skills. Congress needs leaders like Vajpayee and Modi to lift the country to a higher level of development.
Yes we know that high level of modi you are talking about.
 

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It is shocking how the Congress government given the mandate to rule the country have always failed its electorate. Congress is well known for setting up commissions of enquiry in the event of rail, power and other natural disasters.Congress legislators lack policy direction and implementation skills. Congress needs leaders like Vajpayee and Modi to lift the country to a higher level of development.
Vajpayee, :agree: Modi :no:

Vajpayee never needed a PR group to influence the masses.
 

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ABVP was intelligent enough to use the groundwork laid by COngress to accelerate policy :D

Now....who mobilized 400 odd billion USD for indian infra?



Actually highway built by BJP with low quality materials. When congress took over, it could see that all the 50% of national highway built by BJP were potholes only :lol:
Ur such a cry Baby... now ur Masters have admitted everything ...

now there is no point of u showing ur loyalty... there is not enough money in Indian treasury to pay u NAREGA Child Labours ... :omghaha:
 

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