Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari is holding a two day review of the ongoing National Highways projects at Goa today and tomorrow. He will review over 700 projects with Project Directors, contractors/ concessionaires, state government officials and officials of NHAI and the Transport & Highways Ministry over the two day period. Of these projects, 427 are being implemented by National Highway Authority of India and 369 by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The year 2018 has been declared as a ‘construction year’ by the Ministry.
Out of over 700 projects being reviewed, about 300 projects will identified for completion before March 2019. The National Highways projects of Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and West Bengal were taken up for review today. Gadkari gave directions to officers and contractors to complete the work of 27,000 kms in respect of the projects which were awarded before March 2015.