The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has taken its daily highway construction achievement to a new high by laying down 37kilometres of NH on daily basis in 2020-21. The length of National Highways has also gone up by 50% from 91,287 km to 1,37,625 km in the last 7 years between April 2014 and March 20, 2021, said MoRTH in a statement.
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Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSME, Nitin Gadkari, felicitated the officials of MoRTH on Thursday and presented the letters of appreciation for this ‘record-breaking’ milestone.
With this, the speed of construction of NHs stood at 37 km per day for 2020-21. Thus, the rate of construction of highways has increased more than three times compared to about 12 km per day in 2014-15. pic.twitter.com/QrP8gpeSBW
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“This would not have been possible without dedication and teamwork of the officials and other stakeholders. These achievements are unprecedented and have no parallel in any other country in the world, ” Said Nitin Gadkari.
Here are the major achievements of MoRTH:
-Total budgetary outlay increased by 5.5 times, from INR 33,414 Cr in Financial Year 2015 to INR 1,83,101 Cr in Financial Year 2022
-Sanctioned amount has increased by 126% in Financial Year 2021 over Financial Year 2020 despite Covid-19 related impact. Sanctioned length in kilometers has also increased by 9% in Financial Year 2021 over Financial Year 2020
-Average annual project award (annual average award length) during Financial Year 2015 to Financial Year 2021 has increased by 85% compared to FY10 to FY14
-Average annual construction (average annual construction length) during FY2015 to FY2021 has increased by 83% compared to FY2010 to FY2014
-Cumulative cost of ongoing project works has increased by 54% at the end of Financial Year 2021 compared to Financial Year 2020 (as on March 31st)