Highway construction highest ever, but 45% short of target
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 2:48 PM
Highway construction in 2016-17 touched all time high at 8,144 km, which is 33% more than last year. Similarly award of works also increased to the maximum at 16,031 km, which is 60% more than last year. However, this is much less than what highway minister Nitin Gadkari had set as target for National Highways Authority of India and his ministry.