GoI sets 10,000 km target for construction of NHs this fiscal

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NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Road Transport, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilisers, GoI, Mansukh Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Monday informed that the ministry has set the target of 10,000 km for construction of national highways (NHs) in the current financial year 2018-19 and achieved 6,715 km as on 31st Dec 2018 in FY 2018-19.
“To expedite completion of NHs projects various steps are taken which include streamlining of land acquisition and environment clearances, premium re-scheduling, close coordination with other ministries, revamping of dispute resolution mechanism, frequent reviews at various levels etc.,” an official release read, adding that in order to ensure timely completion of the projects, regular meetings are held with project developers, state governments and contractors at all levels.
—PIB