Under the Bharatmala Pariyojana mission, the central government had given a green signal to 322 road construction projects in a length of 12,413 Km till August 2020.

According to a statement issued by the Union ministry of road transport and highways, 2,921 Km of roads have been constructed under the project till August 2020 and the ministry has already taken a detailed review of the National Highways network.

The ministry has already given investment approval for Bharatmala Pariyojana, (an umbrella programme for the highways sector) Phase I Scheme for development of about 34,800 km (including 10,000 Km residual NHDP stretches) at an estimated outlay of Rs 5,35,000 crore.

The project focusses on optimising the efficiency of passenger and freight movement across the country by bridging critical infrastructure gaps through effective interventions like development of economic corridors, national corridor efficiency improvement, inter-corridors and feeder routes, border and international connectivity roads, coastal and port connectivity roads and Green-field expressways.


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