new Delhi. In the Coronavirus, when everything came to a standstill, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways was busy building roads on a war footing. Between April and August, the ministry set a new record for construction of roads. While the ministry of Nitin Gadkari has built more than double the target in the Corona era, the ministry broke the three-year record for awarding highway construction work.
In fact, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had targeted to build a total of 2771 km of highways during April to August this year. Despite the adverse circumstances of the Corona period, 3181 km of highways were built four hundred kilometers above the target.
In this, the State Public Works Department (PWD) constructed 2104 km, NHAI 879 km and NHIDCL constructed 198 km highway.
The special thing is that till August 2019, there was 1367 km National Highway Construction Award, while this time more than doubled 3300 km National Highway Award by August 2020.
Ministry officials said that despite the Corona epidemic, between April and August, 744 km of highway was commissioned with a total amount of 31 thousand crores. This is the highest in the last three years.