The government, which is paying attention to basic structures, is paying special attention to highway construction. The construction of highways in the country has increased significantly in recent years. Now the government is also getting help in reducing the cost of highway construction. A new initiative can lead to huge savings of Rs 15-15 crore on every kilometer of highway construction.
Due to this cost reduction
A report by Mint. According to, the Network Planning Group under PM Gati Shakti Initiative has identified this new initiative, which can lead to savings of Rs 15 crore per kilometer in the projects of National Highway Authority of India. The reason for this estimated savings is the change in the alignment of NHAI's projects.
The length reduced in this way
The report quoted Sumit Dawra, Special Secretary, DPIIT, who is heading the NPG. It has been said that the corridors of various expressways have been integrated by changing the alignment of NHAI projects. This has reduced the overall length of roads. The estimation of cost reduction is based on this reduction in length.
This is the objective of PM Gati Shakti
The objective of PM Gati Shakti Initiative is to reduce the time taken to complete major infrastructure projects. The aim is to reduce the time taken and at the same time reduce the total cost. Under this, three institutional mechanisms have been created, of which NPG is also one. The remaining two are Empowered Group of Secretaries and Technical Support Unit.
So many projects reviewed
NPG was started in October 2021. Since then the group has reviewed 119 infrastructure projects, with a combined cost of $143.26 billion. The group has recommended improvements in more than 200 state logistics infrastructure projects, valued at $660 million. NPG's special focus is on projects related to rail and road.
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