new Delhi. Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the government is targeting a speed of 50 km per day for the construction of national highways in the country and hoped that the speed in the current financial year will be higher than that of 2020.
Speaking at an event, the Union Minister said that the government is giving priority to develop road network along the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. The Union Minister further said that now want to go up to 50 km (construction) per day (highway).
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In the financial year 2020-21, the speed of National Highway (NH) construction in the country has reached a record 37 kilometers per day. The ministry has recently signed a file awarding contracts for the construction of 1,000 km of highways.
Gadkari further said that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) faced some problems due to the coronavirus, although the government would maintain the highway construction records of the last financial year till this financial year. Will try to break
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The minister also told that his mission is to reduce the logistics cost as well. He said that currently the logistics cost in the country is 16 per cent compared to 12 per cent in China while it is 10 per cent in European countries. Gadkari has repeatedly emphasized that a strong road network in the country provides a means of economic growth and expansion of the national highway network can also accelerate the pace in this regard.
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