The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has awarded 322 projects in a length of 12,413 Km and has given overall investment approval for Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase I Scheme.
“A total of 322 projects in a length of 12,413 Km have been awarded under Bharatmala Pariyojana till August, 2020. Further, 2921 Km has been constructed under the Project till the same date,” said an official statement.
“The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has taken up detailed review of NHs network and has given overall investment approval for Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase I Scheme for development of about 34,800 km (including 10,000 Km residual NHDP stretches) at an estimated outlay of Rs 5,35,000 Crore,” added the statement.
The Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase I Scheme aims at Improvement in efficiency of existing corridors through development of Multimodal Logistics Parks and elimination of choke point, Enhance focus on improving connectivity in North East and leveraging synergies with Inland Waterways, Emphasis on use of technology & scientific planning for Project Preparation and Asset Monitoring, Delegation of powers to expedite project delivery, Improving connectivity in the North East.
Bharatmala Pariyojana is an umbrella program for the highways sector that focuses on optimizing efficiency of freight and passenger movement across the country by bridging critical infrastructure gaps through effective interventions like development of Economic Corridors, Inter Corridors and Feeder Routes, National Corridor Efficiency Improvement, Border and International connectivity roads, Coastal and Port connectivity roads and Green-field expressways.
Bharatmala Phase I – is to be implemented over a five years period from 2017-18 to 2021-22.