Length of National Highways gone up by 50%: Ministry


The country has achieved tremendous progress in building National Highways across the country during the last few years.


The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways informed in brief that:

  • Over the last 7 years, the length of National Highways has gone up by 50% from 91,287 km as of April 2014 to 1,37,625 km as of 20 March 2021.
  • The total budgetary outlay increased by 5.5 times, from INR 33,414 Cr in Financial Year 2015 to INR 1,83,101 Cr in Financial Year 2022.
  • The sanctioned amount has increased by 126% in Financial Year 2021 over the last Financial Year of 2020 despite Covid-19 related impact. Sanctioned length in kilometres has also increased by 9% in Financial Year 2021 over Financial Year 2020.
  • The average annual project award length during Financial Year 2015 to Financial Year 2021 has increased by 85% compared to FY10 to FY14
  • The average annual construction length during FY2015 to FY2021 has increased by 83% compared to FY2010 to FY2014
  • The cumulative cost of ongoing project works has increased by 54% at the end of Financial Year 2021 compared to Financial Year 2020 as of March 31.