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Nitin Gadkari said 2,284 km of national highway was built between April and June

A total of 2,284 km of national roads were built in the April-June period, an increase of 25.28% year-on-year, although the second COVID incidents caused by waves in most parts of the country, Trucking and the Minister of Highways Nitin Gadkari said on Monday. In the period from April to June 2020, a total of 1,823 km of national highways have been built. This is also the time of a national shutdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus infection.

National highways built in the months from April to June 2018 and April to June 2019 reached 2,155 km and 2,351 km, respectively.

All national highways are built according to the quality standards specified in Ministry of Road Transport and Indian Highways/Roads Congress (IRC) specifications, Gadkari said in a written response. Rajya Sabha.

To ensure the works are carried out according to the prescribed specifications and standards, consultants are appointed by the Ministry and its agencies to supervise daily works at the site.

“It is the responsibility of such consultants to ensure compliance with the provisions of the relevant concession agreement or contract for quality of work,” he said.

He said that ministry officials, National Highways Authority of India and Highway & Infrastructure Development Co., Ltd also perform quality checks of the works done on a random basis. Deficiencies, if any, discovered during such inspection/inspection will be communicated to the contractor for remedial action.

Responding to a question, Gadkari said there are 2,112 national highway projects underway in the country.

The government has signed a loan agreement with World Bank develope Green Highway Corridor Project (GNHCP).

The project includes upgrading about 781 km of the national highway that passes through the states of Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, Gadkari said.

Of the total length, working over 287.96 km at a civil cost of Rs. 1664.44 crore was awarded.

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