New Delhi: The Union Government, during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament on Wednesday, said that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is currently constructing an average of about 38 km of road every day, which is estimated to increase to 40 km per day, which will be a world record. This was stated by Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari in reply to supplementaries during question hour in the Rajya Sabha.
Replying to questions in the Upper House on Wednesday, Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that his Ministry is currently constructing an average of about 38 km per day of highway, which may increase to 40 km per day in the near future, which will be a record in the world. He said that in the long run, we are trying to make it 45 km per day.
Gadkari further said that when the Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014, 406 road projects were pending and cost Rs 3.85 lakh crore. He said that those projects were stuck due to various problems including land acquisition, economic, but the Modi government reviewed all those projects and started them back and thus saved the banks from non-performing assets (NPA) worth Rs 3 lakh crore.