Government claims, a record 534 km national highway was built in a week

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The Road Transport Ministry said on Sunday that a record 534 km of national highways were constructed in the week commencing from January 8 last. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement that it has set a record by constructing 534 km of national highways in the week commencing last January 8. The statement said that the Ministry constructed 8,169 km of National Highways during the period from April 2020 to 15 January 2021. In this context, 28.16 km of roads were constructed every day.

At the same time last year, 7,573 km of roads were constructed. Then 26.11 km of road was constructed every day. The ministry hopes that with this speed of construction, it will surpass the target of 11 thousand kilometers of road construction by 31 March 2021.

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The Ministry of Road Transport said that in the period from April 2020 to January 15, 2021, it awarded contracts for 7,597 km of national highway projects, whereas in 2019-20, 3,474 km of road projects were awarded in the same period. In this way, the pace of contracting for construction of projects also doubled this year.

According to the ministry, in FY 2019-20, a total of 8,948 km of road projects were awarded contracts, while 10,237 km of roads were built. The statement said that despite the implementation of nationwide lockdown due to corona virus epidemic in the first two months of the current financial year, the road construction sector has achieved remarkable momentum.

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