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Govt eyes record speed of 50 km per day for constructing new highways in 2022-23

Shri Nitin Gadkari says committed to construct 18000 km of National Highways in 2022-23 at record speed of 50km per day.

The government is committed to a target of constructing 18,000 km of national highways in 2022-23 at a record speed of 50 km per day, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.

He said in a tweet that the ambitious target to expand the country’s national highway network has been set  to meet the aspirations of a New India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The overall target is to develop 2 lakh kms of National Highway Network by 2025, he added.

The minister emphasized that constructing world class highways in a time bound and target oriented way is essential as road infrastructure is the ‘Atma’ of Atmanirbhar Bharat.