MoRTH achieves record construction of 37 km per day of highways in FY21
05 April 2021
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.
- 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).