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Government Fast on Execution of Road Projects

Proactive governance and faster approvals have resulted in unprecedented pick up in execution of road projects. Against the target of 6300 km for construction under various schemes of the Ministry during the current year, 3038 km have been constructed till 31st January, 2015. Out of 17 projects awarded by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) during 2013-14, work has been started in case of 15 projects which is about 88% of the total projects awarded and in case of some of the projects progress is already 40 to 50 %.

During the year 2012-13, out of 11 projects awarded by NHAI for one project LOA has been cancelled and during the year 2011-12 out of 48 projects awarded, 26 projects were terminated/LOA cancelled.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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