Centre to build 15,000 km national highways this fiscal: Minister

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New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government has set a target of constructing 15,000-km of national highways during the current fiscal, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan said on Thursday.

Of this, 2,269 km roads have already been completed by June 30, the Minister said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

According to the data shared by him, 8,231 km national highways were constructed in 2016-17 at the rate of over 22 km per day.

“To expedite completion of these projects, various steps are taken, including streamlining of land acquisition and environment clearances, exit for equity investors, close coordination with other ministries, revamping of dispute resolution mechanism and frequent reviews at various levels,” he said.

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