Home / News / India /  Govt meets 39% of FY23 highway construction target till November

New Delhi: The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has set a target of constructing 12,200 km National Highways during 2022-23, while 4,766 km has been constructed till November.

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said, “Under Bharatmala Pariyojana, apart from development of Highways/Expressways in the country which facilitate logistic efficiency to India economy, 35 Multi Modal Logistics Parks (MMLPs) are to be developed."

These MMLPs would act as major cargo consolidation and distribution hubs, it added.

According to the ministry, the implementation of Bharatmala Pariyojana along with 35 MMLPs in the country is expected to further increase the logistics efficiency. The list of 35 MMLPs approved under Bharatmala Pariyojana, state-wise including Maharashtra and Odisha.

“Under Bharatmala Pariyojana 191 such points of congestion were identified on the entire network. Of the 191 choke points, de-congestion projects have already been completed in 56 congestion points and de-congestion projects are under implementation in 83 congestion points," Ministry of Road Transport & Highways said quoting the minister.

The work on remaining 52 congestions points will be awarded for construction by FY 2024-25. The status of congestion points and its improvement across the country including Maharashtra & Odisha is enclosed.

No proposal has been approved so far to securitise National Highways and expressways, it said.

The Bharatmala Pariyojana was announced by Gadkari to improve the road network in the country. The project covering a whopping 34800 km of the road would be completed in a phased manner.

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