Covid-19 boosts technology use in road construction

Infrastructure Transport

As the pandemic continues to spur interest in technology among road construction companies, this article delves into the reasons that are encouraging manufacturers to engage in more R&D.

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Despite the constraints imposed by the pandemic, 8,169 km of national highways were constructed between April 2020 and January 2021, marking a construction rate of around 28.16 km a day. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH)and the National Highways Authority of India have worked very effectively as a catalyst for the sector, spurring huge demand for construction equipment during such a challenging period, observes Sanjay Saxena, Sen