Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Rood Transport & Highways reviewed projects of all National Highway development, on 23 and 24 January 2020 at Manesar near Gurugram, Haryana. All senior officials of the Ministry, NHAI, State Governments, contractors, concessionaires, and consultants attended the review meeting.
Interacting with media after the meeting , the Minister informed 22 Greenfield Corridors of length 7500 kms is being developed with a total capital cost of Rs. 3.00 lakh crore. Work has started on some while awarding all other projects are/ will be completed expeditiously. These projects are being pursued vigorously and are being implemented on priority. He added that besides reducing length and decongesting existing NHs, the projects will work as growth engines as they fast through the less developed backward / tribal areas. The development of way-side amenities will result in more opportunities for business and employment. The minister also added that the construction of National Highways in terms of kms per day have been increasing and this is targeted to reach the level of 40 kms per day.