Ministry of Road Transport & Highways identifies about 300 projects for completion by March 2019

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has identified about 300 projects for completion by March 2019. According to an official release, the projects were finalised following a two-day review of over 700 ongoing National Highways projects. 

About 100 of these projects are likely to be completed by this December. Addressing media in New Delhi Thursday, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari informed that he held an extensive, state-wise review of the ongoing highway projects of 20 states earlier this week. The construction target of NHAI for the year 2018-19 has been revised upwards from 5058 km to 6000 km. 

The Minister stressed upon the necessity of regular reviews and expediting projects. He also focused on the good performance of the contractors and said they will be rewarded with incentives and poor performers may be blacklisted. Mr Gadkari said, he will soon hold meetings with the heads of major banks to resolve issues related to flow of funds.