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Govt has built 95000 km of national highways in the last 10 years: Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Secretary, Mr. Anurag Jain

  • IBEF
  • March 1, 2024

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Secretary, Mr. Anurag Jain, has completed around 92,000 km of national highways in the past nine and a half years, aiming to reach 95,000 km by March 2024. At the International Road Federation's conference, he outlined the future focus on constructing high-speed access-controlled highways strategically designed to address congestion and population growth for the next fifty years. This approach eliminates the need for frequent bypass construction and road redesigns.

He emphasized incorporating value engineering at the detailed project report level for ongoing high-speed corridor projects, with a commitment to sustainable technologies, materials, and safety. Furthermore, the ministry has identified and plans to address most black spots on national highways by March 2025, contributing to improved road safety. President Emeritus of the International Road Federation, Mr. KK Kapila, highlighted the increasing demand for well-designed roads due to rapid urbanization and population growth, stressing the need to revolutionize road infrastructure development through modern equipment, advanced technologies, sustainable materials, and comprehensive policy guidelines.

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