The government has set a target of constructing 57 thousand kilometers of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) during 2017-18. According to the Rural Development Ministry, the roads will be constructed at an average rate of 156 kilometers per day. It will provide connectivity to 16,600 eligible habitations.
In the first quarter of this fiscal, over ten thousand five hundred kilometers roads have been constructed with an average of 117.28 kilometers per day as against 97.29 kilometers per day in the same period last year. It said, the pace of construction of PMGSY roads reached a 7 year high of 130 kilometers per day in 2016-17s against an average of 73 kilometers during the period 2011 to 2014.