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Gadkari reviews progress of ongoing National Highways projects


The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Mr Nitin Gadkari, reportedly completed a two-day review of the ongoing National Highways projects on June 12, 2018. He reviewed over 700 projects with project directors, contractors/concessionaires, state government officials and officials of NHAI and the Transport and Highways Ministry over the period. Of these projects, 427 are being implemented by National Highways Authority of India and 369 by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, said a release.


The year 2018 has been declared as a ‘construction year’ by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Of the over 700 projects being reviewed, about 300 projects will be identified for completion before March 2019.


The National Highways projects of Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and West Bengal were among those taken up for review. Mr Gadkari gave directions to officers and contractors to complete the work of 27,000 km in respect of the projects that were awarded before March 2015, the release added.


Source: Exim News Service - New Delhi, June 12


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