GUWAHATI: The National Highways construction saw a sharp rise during the COVID19 restriction period in the country. In the year 2020-21 highway construction in India paced to 36.5 kilometre per day. This is the highest-ever construction speed of National Highways so far tweeted Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways.
Gadkari informed that India has also created a world record by constructing 2.5 km 4 lane concrete road in just 24 hours and 26 km single-lane bitumen road in just 21 hours. Construction is being carried out as per highest IRC standards and MoRTH Specifications said Gadkari.
The minister said that to sustain the speed of construction special efforts have been made. The contractors enjoyed support from the ministry and relaxation in contract provisions were provided. Also, the government facilitated direct payment to subcontractors and food and medical facilities to on-site workers.