FY24 national-highway construction a slow start due to unseasonal rain

Unseasonal rain dampens momentum gathered in March

Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
highways, nhai, roads, construction, transport

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Owing to unseasonal rain, national-highway construction in April stood at 523 km, or 17.4 km a day, making it the slowest start in a fiscal year in the past six years, barring 2020, when pandemic-induced lockdown had halted most of the work in the country.
March-June is usually the peak construction season because the weather and financial conditions favour more work getting done.
However, there were several spells of rain in April across the country. Forecasts suggest this trend will reduce in frequency in the coming months. This would mean highway construction may pick up in May and June before the monsoon sets in.

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First Published: May 16 2023 | 8:44 PM IST

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