NHAI directed to speed up project implementation, meet construction targets

Infrastructure Transport

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has been instructed by the Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari to expedite the implementation of projects and accomplish its project construction targets. The minister asked officials to re-shift their focus from procedures to project delivery, and maintain targets of award and construction.

“As far as implementation of projects is concerned, the number of kilometres constructed in the past has witnessed an uptrend,” says RK Pandey, Member - Projects, NHAI. “In the past three years, NHAI constructed 2,628 km, 3,070 km and 3,380 km respectively. This year, we are targeting to complete about 4,500 km. So far, we have already completed about 1,600 km. Our experience indicates that completion of p