Fastest Road Construction World Record is now with India

Among the Coronavirus Pandemic India made three world records in a month. India now holds the fastest road construction world record. A 2.5 km 4-lane concrete road and a 1-lane 25 km bitumen Solapur-Bijapur road within 24 hours has been constructed said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in Lucknow.

He also added that the politics of the 21st century is that of progress and the government is committed to building Rs. 111 lakh crore infrastructure in the next five years.

Nitin Gadkari

“21st-Century politics is that of progress. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resolved to make an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. He gave us a mission to make India self-reliant and have a $5 trillion economy. We have to build Rs. 111 lakh crores infrastructure in 5 years and I have the responsibility of the road sector”, Nitin Gadkari said.

The ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH) has constructed 13,505 km highways till March 2021. MoRTH said in a statement that they have achieved the record-break milestone of fastest road construction of constructing a 37 km per day highway in the year 2021-22. The current milestone is three times more than the rate of construction of highways of about 12 km per day in the year 2014-15.

MoRTH further added that in the last seven years the length of National highways has gone up by 50% from 91,287 km in April 2014 to 137,625 km in March 2021. The annual budget for MoRTH has also been increased by 5.5 times, from Rs 33,414 crore in the financial year 2015 to Rs 1, 83,101 crores in the financial year 2022.

Nitin Gadkari added, “This milestone would not have been possible without the teamwork and dedication of officials and other stakeholders. Such achievements are exceptional and have no parallel in any other country in the world.

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