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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
15-December-2011 16:25 IST
Targets for Highways Construction

                         The targeted and completed length FOR Highways Construction since 2009-10 is as under:

                                                                                                               (Length in kms)

Year

NHDP

Non-NHDP

Target

Achievement

Target

Achievement

2009-10

3165.00

2693.00

2458.50

2315.19

2010-11

2500.00

1780.00

2467.93

2156.74

2011-12

2500.00

822.85*

2254.00^

768.38*

                                      * Up to October, 2011           ^ Tentative

  Progress in implementation has been affected due to poor performance of contractors, delays in obtaining forest / wild life / railway clearances, law & order problems in some States, delay in land acquisition etc.

         The steps taken by the Government to minimize the delays in completion of all its projects include setting up of Regional Offices by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) headed by Chief General Managers with adequate delegation of powers, setting up of special land acquisition units, setting up of High Powered Committees under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretaries of State Governments to resolve the bottlenecks relating to shifting of utilities, land acquisition issues, etc.  Further, the delayed projects are closely monitored and periodically reviewed at the Headquarter as well as in the field units for expeditious completion.

 This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Dr. Tushar A. Chaudhary,   in  a written reply in  Rajya Sabha today.

 

 

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