Govt doubles highways target by 50 percent to 15000 km in fiscal 2018 road-and-transport-news



NEW DELHI: The government has set a target of constructing 15,000 km of highways in the next financial year, 50 per cent more than that in the current fiscal. 
The road transport and highways ministry expects to construct a record 8,000 km of highways this fiscal, even as that will be 2,000 km short of the target. 
Officials said 5,000 km of highways were constructed between April and December 2016, at 18.5 km a day on average. 
However, they said, the pace always remains subdued during the monsoon months and picks up during the last quarter. In the last fiscal, the ministry built nearly 6,100 km of highways, higher than 4,410 km in the previous year. Economic Times

Posted Date :  09-02-17

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