MoRTH achieves record construction of 37 km per day of highways in FY21

The ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH) has achieved a milestone of constructing 37 kilometres of highways per day in year 2020-21, which is unprecedented. MoRTH has reported tremendous progress in building of national highways across the country in the last few years. 

Minister for road transport and highways and MSME, Nitin Gadkari, last evening felicitated the officials of MoRTH and presented the letters of appreciation. The minister said that this would not have been possible without dedication and team work of the officials and other stakeholders. He said that these achievements are unprecedented and have no parallel in any other country in the world.
  • Over the last 7 years, the length of national highways has gone up by 50 per cent from 91,287 km (as of April 2014) to 1,37,625 km (as on 20 March 2021);
  • Total budgetary outlay increased by 5.5 times, from Rs33,414 crore in the financial year 2015 to Rs1,83,101 crore in financial year 2022;
  • Sanctioned amount has increased by 126 per cent in financial year 2021 over financial year 2020 while sanctioned length in kilometers has  increased by 9 per cent in financial year 2021 over financial year 2020 despite Covid-19 related restrictions;
  • Average annual project award (annual average award length) during financial year 2015 to financial year 2021 has increased by 85 per cent compared to FY10 to FY14;
  • Average annual construction (average annual construction length) during FY2015 to FY2021 has increased by 83 per cent compared to FY2010 to FY2014;
  • Cumulative cost of ongoing project works has increased by 54% at the end of Financial Year 2021 compared to Financial Year 2020 (as on March 31).