Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said, efforts are being made to further improve the road construction target to 40 kms a day from the current 23 kms per day. Addressing a national conference on the steel sector in New Delhi, the Minister said, 8,144 kms of roads were constructed last fiscal.
He said, his Ministry has, on an average, recorded road construction of 23 kms a day as against 2 kms a day when the UPA government was in power. Mr Gadkari said, he intends to complete infrastructure work worth 25 lakh crore rupees in five years. The government has also decided to increase the length of national highways from the existing 96,000 kms to 2 lakh kms.