Indian To Experience US Standard Roads In 3 Years.
National highways are being constructed at a swift pace under PM Narendra Modi's leadership. The entire country can hope of getting highways of US standard in the next 3 years, Union Highways and Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday.
He also said that 38 km of roads are being constructed every day now compared to just 2 km per day in the past.
Stating that many projects by the Road Transport and Highways Ministry are underway in Gujarat under the Bharatmala Pariyojana, Gadkari asked Rupani to solve the land acquisition issues to quicken the pace of infrastructure development.
Gadkari said the Highways ministry has undertaken many projects in Gujarat, including 1,080 km (road construction) projects worth Rs 25,370 crore under the Bharatmala Pariyojana. Among the projects is an expressway between Delhi and Mumbai that will pass through seven districts of Gujarat.
Gadkari said his ministry would launch 1,080 km (road construction) projects worth Rs 25,370 crore in Gujarat under the Bharatmala Pariyojana- the ambitious Road and Highways project. The project aims to build highways from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and then cover the entire Himalayan territories.
He said the construction work of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is also moving at a fast pace, of which Gujarat's 8-lane Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway is a part.
Gadkari said the 125-km stretch connecting Vadodara to Kim in south Gujarat at an investment of Rs 8,711 crore would be completed by December 2021.
Gadkari said the Amritsar-Jamnagar economic corridor work has started, and the PM has been requested to take time out for its groundbreaking ceremony.