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National Highways under the Bharatmala Pariyojana Scheme

Projects comprising a length of 19,265 km have been awarded a cost of Rs. 5,60,216 crore, under the Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I. Till now, a length of about 6,750 km has been completed.

Projects comprising a length of 612 km with a cost of Rs. 13,720 crore have been awarded in the State of Bihar, under the Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I.

Targets for the construction of National Highways are finalized on year to year basis. The Government has set a target of 12,000 km of National Highway for construction during the current financial year 2021-22 against which 5,118 Km has been constructed as of 30th November 2021.

To achieve the target for the current financial year 2021-22, Government is closely monitoring various issues affecting the completion of NH projects like land acquisition, encroachment removal, law & order issues, utility shifting, non-availability of soil/aggregate, environment/forest/wildlife clearances, ROB & RUB issues, contractual issues, etc. with all stakeholders including State Governments and other Central Ministries/Departments. Regular meetings with concerned State officials at the local/district/state level are held on a daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly basis, as per requirements based on the criticality of the issues.  A comparison from last year  is as under:

 FY Target(Km)  Achievement(Cumulative) 
1st Quarter 2nd  Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
2021-221200022843824   5118 Till, Nov-21 
2020-211100018233950776713327

It is estimated that about 4,076 man-days or about 15.5 man-years of employment are required for the construction of one kilometre of the National Highway. Therefore, 14.2 crore man-days or 5.37 lakh man-years of employment are required for the implementation of Bharatmala Pariyojana.

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This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.

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