Despite Covid restrictions, Highways Construction sees sharp rise

at 4:57 pm

New Delhi: National Highways Construction has seen sharp rise during the Covid restriction period, according to Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways.

In a tweet, he said in 2020-21 highway construction has paced to 36.5 KM/day the highest ever construction speed of National Highways.

Union Minister said that India has also created world record by constructing 2.5 km 4 lane concrete road in just 24 hours and 26 km single lane Bitumen road in just 21 hours, an official release said.

Nitin Gadkari said special efforts have been made to sustain this speed of construction which includes support to contractors, relaxation in contract provisions, direct payment to subcontractors and food and medical facilities to on-site workers.

To ensure quality control in these projects, Minister said that construction is being carried out as per highest IRC standards and MoRTH Specifications.

A quality control zone has been setup to update policy guidelines,  he added.