Highway building in fast lane

Last Modified: Thu Oct 29 2015 09:53:03 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 100
    road projects to be awarded on public-private partnership basis in the coming financial year.
  • Rs 11,500 crore
    worth 7 road projects awarded on PPP mode so far this year. This is in sharp contrast to 733 km of projects valued at around Rs 6,300 crore awarded on BOT (toll) mode in the whole of last financial year.
  • 18
    tenders for roads projects to be developed under PPP that the government wants to float by December this year.
  • 50,000 km
    of national highways to be added in the next six months to take total length of NHs to 1,50,000 km.
  • 6,000 km
    of new roads in border areas to be built under the Bharat Mala project at an estimated cost of Rs 76,000 crore.
  • 2,500 km
    of additional roads to connect religious and tourism centres in mountainous terrain is expected to come up at an estimated cost of Rs 51,000 crore.
  • 123
    of the 676 district headquarters to be connected by developing world-class highways at an estimated cost of Rs 96,000 crore.