The national highway construction bucked the trend in this fiscal year with 37 per cent year-on-year growth in September, according to official data.
The ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH) constructed 647 kilometres (kms) of highways in the month, which is the second-highest that they’ve managed this fiscal year. The highway construction was witnessing a decline the previous months. In the first half of the year, the ministry has constructed 3,559 km as against 3,824 km in the previous year.
While the highway construction is beginning to show signs of revival, it still is nowhere close to the ministry’s official target of 12,000 kms for this fiscal year and even farther from the 18,000 km aspirational target set by