At 30km a day, govt hit top gear in building national highways in FY19
NEW DELHI: Highway construction and expansion in the country touched 10,800 km in 2018-19, which translates to nearly 30 km per day making it the highest pace of construction during the NDA regime. In contrast, the previous UPA regime saw maximum highway construction in 2012-13 when the government added and expanded 5,732 km of roads.
A comparative analysis of the recent data also shows that during the last year of the current regime of NDA ending March 31 highway construction was almost two-and-a-half times more than the total construction reported during 2013-14. For Narendra Modi government, the huge jump in highway construction is one of the major achievements, which it is highlighting in its poll campaign.
TOI has learnt that the maximum length of highway construction has been reported from highway minister Nitin Gadkari’s home state, Maharashtra (approximately 2,100 km) during 2018-19.
Data show that during five years of UPA-II a total of about 24,690 km were build or widened while during the current NDA regime the total construction touched nearly 39,350 km, which is an increase of about 70%.
Unlike the developed countries where highway construction usually means laying of new roads, highway development in India is largely focused on widening of existing roads.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/47364.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Tamil Selvan - Salem - 2 days ago -Follow
Once the basic infrastructure , roads, water, sanitation is developed the country will develop automatically irrespective of political parties in power
Looter Khangress - Khangress - 2 days ago -Follow
So much corruption opportunity lost for khangress.
narasarao - Hyd - 2 days ago -Follow
The Modi Effect!
Aishvaraya Gupta - 2 days ago -Follow
Hats off to work done by Nitin Gadkari... best minister in present govt
asram asram - 2 days ago -Follow
that is the main thing every government should l do anything the way is the main thing for the development of the country
Ashley King - 2 days ago -Follow
Huge infrastructure development during NDA 5 years, yes failed in providing enough employments but these infra developments sure surfaced employment in coming years.
Thiagarajan - Chennai - 2 days ago -Follow
Road building pace is fine.. Govt should plan for getting rid of toll collections after the costs have been recovered. Else at one point, people would have to pay even to step out of their house..
Realhindu - pune - 2 days ago -Follow
thanks Modi for reducing my home loan to 8.35 percent also received prime minister awas Yojana 2.70 lakhs as subsidy
Indian - 2 days ago -Follow
but people of India doesn't care about robot building and nation development
what people of India want is freebies and caste based reservation and 6000 rupees per month
people of India will remain poor and countries like us and China will develop
Dilip Deshpande - 2 days ago -Follow
Wonderful achievement of the govt. there will becpeople who will never give credit Modiji. But the Modern India believes doers and not sloganeers. Modiji for next 5 years, hands down
Ramesh Pai - 2 days ago -Follow
Congres and leftists believe that making good roads is a waste because it will be used by the rich people owning cars only. They forget that there is a middle class which uses the roads for transportation and commuting too! We have seen tremendous explosion in road building in Gujarat over the last two decades and hence Gujarat has progressed a lot better than other states!
Krishan Kumar Totlani - Jaipur - 2 days ago -Follow
So NDA made 30 KM per day against UPA who made only 10KM per day
Keysman K - 2 days ago -Follow
Wonderful to see this information well done to Modiji government
Nitish Choudhary - Delhi - 2 days ago -Follow
That''s nice to see
Kamal Thadani - Pune - 2 days ago -Follow
Credit goes to Nitin Gadkari.
Shahid - 1 day ago -Follow
Great Job, indeed - team Chowkidar Modi. Keep adding up inckuding Bharat And Sagar mala highways in the next 5 years. Wherever, i went people said - MODI, MODI.
Rabul - New Delhi - 2 days ago -Follow
Congress was busy with corruption
Ramesh Pai - 2 days ago -Follow
Probably same amount of money was used during he congress days, BUT half of it went to corruption!
Truth - 2 days ago -Follow
They should also build footpaths in all major cities!
Ramkumar - Bengaluru - 2 days ago -Follow
Good Achievement. Border roads specifically around China has to be strengthened. All towns, villages and cities should a connection to highways.
chowkidar shilpy shilpy - onthescene - 1 day ago -Follow
namo''s bjp constructs 30 km road a day.
scamgressis looted 30 kg of rs 1000 notes every single day.
Abdul - 2 days ago -Follow
All fake , there is Bombay Goa highway started work in 2013 and still not completed halfway mark .
Ikmb - India - 2 days ago -Follow
Next five years India will run at fastest speed ever...
Factsfirst - 2 days ago -Follow
Their calculation is different. They calculate each lane as a separate road which is why its that much
Nitin Hirey - Mumbai - 2 days ago -Follow
The Road development started in UPA time, It is natural in initial period the pace will be slow, when a kid born,he don''t run, he takes baby steps, after 2-3 years he tried to stand and then walk and then starts to run.
Rajlaxmi Tripathy - 1 day ago -Follow
More infrastructure means country is developing very fast.
Amritashya - Others - 2 days ago -Follow
except in Assam where it's still at snail's pace..
Chel - 2 days ago -Follow
Modi doesn't have to do anything with this since he doesn't know the difference between asphalt and concrete