The country saw construction of 22 km of national highways (NHs) per day last fiscal against the target of 41 km a day, Parliament was informed today.
“The rate of construction of NHs during the last two financial year 2015-16 and 2016-17 was 16 km a day and 22 km per day, respectively,” Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Mansukh Lal Mandavia told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
The ministry had set an ambitious target of 15,000 km which comes out to be 41 km per day for construction of NHs during 2016-17, he said.
He said 16,036 km of road construction, including 4,335 km by NHAI, has been awarded during the last fiscal.
“Seventy-eight works in a length of 4,344 km amounting to about Rs 51,737 crore and 76 works in a length of 4,335 km amounting to about Rs 70,000 crore have been awarded in 2015-16 and 2016-17, respectively,” he said. Lorenzo Cain JerseyShare This