NHAI achieves highest ever construction of national highways in FY 2019-20


April 2020
NHAI achieves highest ever construction of national highways in FY 2019-20

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has accomplished construction of 3,979 km of national highways in the financial year 2019-20. According to an NHAI press release, this is the highest ever highway construction achieved in a financial year by the authority. The construction pace as noticed in last years has seen a steady growth with 3,380 km construction in the FY 2018-19. Continuing the same trend with the development of 3,979 km of national highways during FY 2019-20, NHAI has achieved an all-time high construction since its inception in 1995.

The government has envisaged a very ambitious highway development programme namely Bharatmala Pariyojana which includes development of about 65,000 km national highways. Under Phase-I of Bharatmala Pariyojana, the government has approved implementation of 34,800 km of national highways with a very stiff target of five years with an outlay of Rs 5.35 trillion. NHAI has been mandated development of about 27,500 km of national highways under Bharatmala Pariyojna Phase-I.

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