NEW DELHI: The government on Sunday said that it has constructed 2,921 km of highways under the Bharatmalapariyojna. The government envisages building 34,800 km of highways(road construction)at a cost of about Rs 5.35 lakh crore under the ambitious Bharatmalapariyojna.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has taken up a detailed review of National Highways network.As a result they had given overall investment approval for Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase I Scheme.This will be for the development of about 34,800 km (including 10,000 km residual NHDP stretches) at an estimated outlay of Rs 5,35,000 crore.
Bharatmala Pariyojana is an umbrella program for the highways sector.It focuses on optimizing the efficiency of freight and passenger movement across the country, by bridging critical infrastructure gaps through effective interventions like the development of Economic Corridors, Inter Corridors and Feeder Routes, National Corridor Efficiency Improvement, Border and International connectivity roads, Coastal and Port connectivity roads and Green-field expressways.
HIGHLIGHTS OF BHARATMALA PARIYOJANA FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION.
- Improvement in efficiency of existing corridors through development of Multimodal Logistics Parks and elimination of choke point
- Enhance focus on improving connectivity in North East and leveraging synergies with Inland Waterways
- Emphasis on use of technology & scientific planning for Project Preparation and Asset Monitoring
- Delegation of powers to expedite project delivery – Phase I to complete by 2022
- Improving connectivity in the North East.
By Team Pathfinder