The construction of national roads continues to grow rapidly in India, even during the period of blockade caused by the Pandemic. According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), another 1,470 km of national roads have been added in India in the last 1.4 months.
According to MoRTH, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has increased the construction of national roads by 73.5 per cent over the same period last year. During these two phases, several parts of India suffered Lockdown restrictions as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
Sharing developments, the ministry said the NHAI had built 847 km of national highways between April and May this year, and another 663 km of national highway projects were awarded at the end of last month.
In the 2020-21 fiscal year, the NHAI managed to add about 4,350 kilometers of highway projects. It is also increasing the pipeline for motorway projects to be allocated in the first quarter of 2010-2021-2022. The authorities are expected to provide worthwhile highway projects in the area ₹50 billion in the first quarter of next year, a report says.
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India has seen one of the fastest growing national highway networks under the command of union minister Nitin Gadkari. Earlier this year, the National Highways Authority of India developed a single 25.54km stretch of road in 18 hours, setting a world record. The stretch that reached the record books is on the four-lane highway between Vijaypur and Solapur on the NH-52.
The NHAI set another world record in February for placing the largest amount of concrete on a four-lane highway within a day. The feat was achieved by Patel Infrastructure contractor and was included in the Indian Record Book and Gold Record Book.
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