national road: the government is aiming for a construction rate of 50 km/day for NH
“Now we want to go up to (build) 50 km per day (highway),” he said.
The rate of construction of National Highways (NH) in the country reached a record 37 km per day in 2020-21.
The Minister of Road Transport and Roads indicated that he had signed a contract award file this week for the construction of a 1,000 km motorway.
Gadkari said that due to the COVID-induced disruptions, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL) have encountered problems.
“But still for this (fiscal) year, until the end of March, we will try to break the highway construction record from the previous fiscal year,” he said.
The Minister indicated, at the same time, that his mission is to reduce logistics costs.
He pointed out that currently, the logistics cost in India is 16%, in China (12%), in the United States (112%) and in European countries, it is 10%.