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At 19 km/day, FY23 highway construction way short of Gadkari's target: Data

While the ministry of road transport and highways aims for a record 50 km/day construction target, it has only been able to execute 19 kilometres (kms)/day till August

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Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
Marred by unstable rains and floods in parts of the country, the cumulative pace of highway construction continued its decline for a second straight financial year, data released by the ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH) shows. 

While the ministry of road transport and highways aims for a record 50 km/day construction target, it has only been able to execute 19 kilometres (kms)/day till August.

"The Ministry has constructed 2,912 km of National Highways up to August 2022, as compared to 3,355 km up to August last year. The Award figure is 2,706 km during this period as compared to 3,261

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First Published: Sep 15 2022 | 9:26 PM IST

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