Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he aims to build 60,000 km of world-class national highways by 2024 at the rate of 40 km per day. .
Addressing the 16th Annual Conference on Road Development in India, Gadkari said that he aims to build world class national highways at the rate of 60,000 km per day by 2024.
He said that India has about 63 lakh km of road network, which is the second largest in the world. Road infrastructure plays an important role in the development of the Indian economy.
Gadkari said that the government is investing Rs 111 lakh crore in infrastructure development through the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP).
The government has increased the year-on-year infrastructure capex by 34 per cent to Rs 5.54 lakh crore this year.
Gadkari said that we are providing more than 400 different types of facilities for better travel of people along the roads.
The minister also said that his ministry is planning to build tunnels worth Rs 2.5 lakh crore.
Let us inform that the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has made a world record by constructing 25.54 km of single lane highway in just 18 hours.
NHAI has done this work on the four-lane highway being built on NH-52 between Vijaypur and Solapur.
A single stretch road of more than 25 km was built on this highway in just 18 hours.