Aug 15 2016 | India Opportunities
15000 KM of National Highway construction targeted in current year
India boasts of 1,03,519 km length of National Highways. State roads are declared as new NHs from time to time keeping in view the requirements of connectivity, inter-se priority and availability of funds. About 8,955 km State Highways have been declared as NHs, which may be taken up for construction after preparation of feasibility reports. The Government is keen to increase the pace of NH development, since May, 2014 total 12,155 km of National Highways (NHs) have been constructed. The target fixed for construction of NHs in current financial year is 15000 km. Further, decision for upgradation of existing NHs to 4-lane standards are taken depending upon the traffic density, terrain type, inter-se priority and availability of funds. The target fixed for construction of NHs in current financial year is 15000 km.