PM Narendra Modi’s most ambitious highway development plan.
Highway construction: Narendra Modi government boosts road building into higher trajectory at 30 km/day.
June 13, 2017 11:51 AM | THE FIANCIAL EXPRESS |FULL ARTICLE
Compared with 4,216-km highway construction in 2013-14, the number grew to 4,410 km in 2014-15, 6,061 km in 2016-17 and 8,142 km in 2017-18.Starting from 2014-15, in the last three years, 7,980 km, 10,098 km and 16,036-km highway projects have been awarded and it generally takes two to two-and-a-half years to complete a highway project. For the current fiscal, the target of awarding highway projects has been kept at 25,000 km
Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union government has formally approved the Phase-1 of one of India’s biggest highway development plan – the Bharatmala project.
October 26, 2017 2:39 PM | THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS | FULL ARTICLE
Bharatmala envisages improving the efficiency of the National Corridor (Golden-Quadrilateral and NS-EW corridor) by decongesting its choke points through lane expansion, construction of ring roads, bypasses/ elevated corridors and logistics parks at identified points. Around 5,000 kms of the National Corridor will be taken up in Phase-I of Bharatmala at an estimated cost of Rs 100,000 crore.
Bharatmala will give India 50 national corridors as opposed to the six at present. With this, 70 – 80 percent of freight will move along NH as against the 40 percent at present, says Gadkari.