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NHAI: Highest ever highway construction in FY 2019-20

By IndianMandarins- 08 Apr 2020


Some good news at the time of Coronavirus scare when NHAI has announced accomplishing construction of 3,979 km of national highways in 2019-20 financial Year. This is the highest ever highway construction achieved in any financial year by NHAI.

There has been a steady growth in the construction pace as noticed in last year with 3,380 km construction in the FY 2018-19. NHAI has achieved an all-time high construction since its inception in 1995 continuing the same trend with the development of 3,979 km of national highways during FY 2019-20.

Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has envisaged an ambitious highway development program Bharatmala Pariyojana which includes development of about 65,000 km national highways. Under Phase-I of Bharatmala Pariyojana, the Ministry has approved the implementation of 34,800 km of national highways in 5 years with an outlay of Rs 5,35,000 crore. NHAI has been mandated the development of about 27,500 km of national highways under Bharatmal Pariyojna Phase-I.

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