Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari said that the national highways construction has witnessed a sharp rise during the COVID-19 pandemic restriction period.
H said that the highways construction pace reached 36.5 km per day in 2020-21, which is the highest-ever construction speed for national highways.
Nitin Gadkari on Twitter also mentioned that India created a world record by constricting a 2.5 km four-lane concrete road in just 24 hours, and a 26 km single-lane Bitumen road was completed in just 21 hours.
National Highways Construction has seen sharp rise during the covid restriction period.— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) July 20, 2021
In 2020-21 Highway construction has paced to 36.5 KM/day. This is the highest ever construction speed of National Highways. #PragatiKaHighway