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Length of national highways in India increased 60% in last 10 years: Road Transport and Highways secretary Mr. Anurag Jain

  • IBEF
  • January 8, 2024

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) expresses confidence in attaining the highway construction target of 13,814 kilometers for the ongoing fiscal year, as stated by its Secretary, Mr. Anurag Jain, during a press conference on Friday. Mr. Anurag Jain elaborated that the total length of national highways in India has witnessed a substantial 60% increase, reaching 1,46,145 km by December 2023, compared to 91,287 km in 2014, marking a significant growth since the inception of the Narendra Modi government.

Highlighting the progress in highway construction during the current fiscal year, Mr. Anurag Jain affirmed that the pace has surpassed that of the previous year. The Ministry remains optimistic about meeting the targeted construction of 13,814 km of highways in the current fiscal year. Notably, these accomplishments align with the government's commitment to enhancing infrastructure and connectivity across the country.

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