The road transport and highways minister emphasised that constructing world class road infrastructure in a time bound and target oriented way is essential.
“Ambitious targets to fulfil the ambitions of New India! Under the leadership of PM Shri @narendramodiji, we are committed to expanding the NH network across the country with the aim of constructing 18,000 km of NHs in 2022-23 at a record speed of 50km per day,” he said in a tweet.
India’s national highway construction slowed to 28.64 km a day in 2021-22 due to the COVID-19 pandemic-related disruptions and a longer-than-usual monsoon in some parts of the country.
The pace of national highway (NH) construction in the country had touched a record 37 km per day in 2020-21.
The National Highways Authority of India () and the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd ( ) are primarily responsible for the construction of national highways and expressways across the country.