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Over 2 lakh km of National Highways to be built by 2037, length of high-speed Roads to rise 10x.

February 29, 2024
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Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, discussing highway construction over last decade

New Delhi - India aims to accelerate the development of its national highways, including high-speed access-controlled routes, to establish a world-class road network by 2037 as part of its goal to transition into a developed nation by 2047. The plan involves expanding the national highways network to over 2,00,000 kilometers, with a significant increase in access-controlled highways to 50,000 kilometers from the current 4,000 kilometers within the next 13 years. Additionally, the government aims to reduce road accidents by 95% over the next 25 years.

Vision 2047 is envisioned to have a transformative impact on India's infrastructure landscape, facilitating economic growth and development over the subsequent decade. The strategy emphasises enhancing logistics efficiency by implementing access-controlled highways and high-speed corridors. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways awaits cabinet approval to commence work on new projects aligned with Vision 2047. The forthcoming approach to road construction will involve a greater emphasis on public-private partnerships, prioritizing quality road infrastructure, and focusing on engineering aspects to mitigate accidents significantly.

The government anticipates an increase in budgetary allocation to the sector over the next 13 years, gradually transitioning towards prioritizing the maintenance of existing highways. Presently, India has 4,000 kilometers of access-controlled high-speed highways, with an additional 6,000 kilometers under construction. The total length of national highways is 1,46,145 kilometers, reflecting a substantial increase from 91,287 kilometers in 2015. India's extensive road network, encompassing state highways and other roads, underscores the country's commitment to enhancing connectivity and infrastructure development.

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