2,921 km roads constructed under ‘Bharatmala Pariyojana’

New Delhi: A length of 2,921 km roads of 12,413 km to be constructed in 322 projects, which were awarded under “Bharatmala Pariyojana” till August 2020, has been constructed.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, which has taken up a detailed review of National Highway network, gave overall investment approval for “Bharatmala Pariyojana” Phase I Scheme for development of about 34,800 km (including 10,000 km residual NHDP stretches) at an estimated outlay of Rs 5,35,000 crore, an official release here said.
“Bharatmala Pariyojana” is an umbrella programme for the highways sector that focuses on optimising efficiency of freight and passenger movement across the country by bridging critical infrastructure gaps through effective interventions like development of economic corridors, inter corridors and feeder routes, national corridor efficiency improvement, border and international connectivity roads, coastal and port connectivity roads and green-field expressways.