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13,327 km of Highway constructed in FY2021, 3-9 month extension given as Covid-19 relief

13,327 km of Highway constructed in FY2021, 3-9 month extension given as Covid-19 relief
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In a written reply to the Lok Sabha in the currently underway Monsoon Session, Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways said that the Ministry has constructed 13,327 km of National Highways in FY2021, which works out to about 37 kms per day despite challenges. The Ministry also took initiatives to provide relief including extension of time by 3-9 months to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.

According to the Minister, challenges due to lockdowns and restrictions to contain spread of Covid-19 impacted movement and supply/availability of materials, machinery and labour and adversely affected the progress of works, leading to loss of working period.


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