Roads and Highways

Summary
  • India has the second-largest road network in the world at about 62.16 lakh km.32
  • The National Highways/ Expressways measure 1,36,440 km and State Highways measure 1,76,818 km and Other Roads measure 59,02,539 km in FY 2020-21. 32
  • Ministry of Roads and Highways constructed 34 Km of National Highways per day in 2020-21.
  • India have a world record of making 38 KMs per day his target is going upto more than 100 KMs per day.
  • The implementation agencies of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways include: 3
    • National Highways Authority of India
    • State/Union Territories Public Works Departments
    • National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited
    • Border Roads Organization
    • Indian Academy of Highway Engineers (IAHE)
  • Historically, the government has been the primary stakeholder in investments in the transport sector. However, to boost private sector participation, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has laid down comprehensive policy guidelines for private companies to participate in the development of National Highways. 3
  •  Highest ever construction of 34 km per day of National Highways in 2020-21.28
  • 12,205.25 km National Highways constructed in India during FY 2020-21.28
  • Ministry has constructed 1,470 km of National Highways in May 2021 as compared to 847 km in May 2020.
Reasons to Invest
  • The Government offers various incentives to attract Private Investment and Foreign Direct Investment in the roads and highways sector. The Government bears the following costs: 4
    • Duty-free import of high capacity and modern road construction equipment
    • 100% tax exemption in any consecutive 10 years out of 20 years after commissioning of the project
    • Subsidy up to 40 % of the project cost to make project viable
    • Environment clearance, cutting of trees, etc.
    • Shifting of utilities
    • Land for the right of way and wayside amenities
    • Project Feasibility Study
  • About USD 1.4 Tn will be invested on infrastructure in India from 2020 to 2025. The National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) set up by the government unveils the infrastructure projects across various states which will receive this funding. To build domestic capacity and enhance execution by private sector participants, NIP promotes collaborations and joint ventures with strong global infrastructure developers. Roads and Highways will receive total funding of about USD 26.9 Bn under the NIP projects. About 39 of these projects are proposed to be implemented by the private sector. 5
  • Setu Bharatam: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has envisaged a plan for replacement of Level Crossings on National Highways by ROBs/ RUBs under a scheme, Setu Bharatam. 7
  • The government has taken many e-initiatives such as Bhoomi Rashi Portal, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Project-eDISHA, E-tolling to simplify the processes in the roads and highways sector and bring transparency to it. 6
  • The State of Uttar Pradesh has sanctioned 1,255 Km road length for construction using Full Depth Reclamation Technology, which will not only save cost and time in a big way, but also conserve natural resources and reduce carbon footprint.
  • Development work of 6-Lane access-controlled Spur to Haridwar from Delhi – Saharanpur – Dehradun Economic corridor on Hybrid Annuity Mode under INR 2095.21 Crores in  Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
  • GOI has sanctioned Widening and strengthening work of NH-334A (Purkaji – Laksar – Haridwar Road) to two-lane with paved shoulder under EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) mode with a budget of INR 227.06 Crores in Uttar Pradesh and NH-330D (Sitapur to Kurain Section) to two-lane with paved shoulder under EPC mode with a budget of INR 505 Crores.
  • Foundation Stone for 25 National Highway Projects of total Length 257 Km has been laid with an Investment of INR 11,721 Crores in Jammu to provide all-weather connectivity between Jammu and Kashmir valley.
  • Ministry plans to take up about 131 new National Highway projects at an approximate estimated cost of about 84,193 crore, in the North-Eastern States, within the next three years, under the National Infrastructure Pipeline.

 

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Key Achievements
  • Foundation Stone was laid off for 9 highway projects23 worth INR 14,000 cr in Bihar. This include 

1. Bakhtiyarpur-Rajauli section of NH-31 (pkg-2),
2. Bakhtiyarpur-Rajauli section of NH-31 (pkg-3), 3. Ara-parariya section of NH-30, 
4. parariya-Mohania section of NH-30, 
5. Narenpur-purnea Section of NH-131A, 
6. Patna-Ring Road PKG-l (Kanuti-Ramnagar) of NH131 G, 
7. construction of new 14.5 km four-lane bridge with its approaches across river Ganga on NH-19 at patna, 
8. construction of new 28.93 km 4-[ane bridge across river Kosi on NH-106, 
9.construction of new 4.445 km 4-tane bridge (parattet to existing Vikramshila setu) across river Ganga on NH-1318.

  • Modification in the Model Concession Agreement and modified Request for proposal document of Totting, Operation, Maintenance and Transfer mode has been issued on 22.09.2020. This will facilitate investments by infrastructure Debt Funds in Road Sector projects.23
  • NHAI contractor has created a World Record for the laying of Pavement Quality Concrete (PQC) for a four-lane highway of 2,580 meters length within 24 hours.30
  • The total length of National Highways in the country has increased from about 91,287 km to about 1,40,937 km since April 2014 till 15th December 2021.
  • 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.
  • PM dedicated more than 223 Km of completed and upgraded road projects, constructed with an estimated cost of over INR 1180 crore at different National Highways for boosting connectivity to Pandharpur.
  • The speed of highway construction has increased three fold from ~12 km/day in 2013-14 to 37 km/day in 2020-21. 
  • PM inaugurated Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh. Thousands of villages have been connected by new roads and thousands of kilometers of new roads have been built in UP.
  • Under PMGSY, more than one Lakh Km road length has been taken up using new and green technology, out of which, more than 61,000 km has been completed. 
  • Cabinet approved for continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-I and II upto September 2022 for completion of balance road and bridge works. The CCEA also approved continuation of the Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas (RCPLWEA) upto March 2023.
  • Out of total 110 NHs languishing projects in about 9,250 km length entailing estimated investments of more than INR 1,77,000 crore, 54 projects have been completed in about 3,680 km length costing about INR 49,000 crore with policy interventions such as One Time Fund Infusion Scheme (OTFIS), substitution, suspension, regular monitoring, review and corrective action, etc.; 49 projects in about 4,970 km costing about INR 1,13,000 crore are in various stages of progress and are targeted for completion by FY 2023-24.
  • A four lane section from Loutolim village to Industrial Development Corporation, Verna on NH-566 at Verna, Goa is inaugurated at the estimated cost of INR 184.05 crores
  • Out of total 110 NHs languishing projects in about 9,250 km length entailing estimated investments of more than INR 1,77,000 crore, 54 projects have been completed in about 3,680 km length costing about INR 49,000 crore with policy interventions; 49 projects in about 4,970 km costing about INR 1,13,000 crore are in various stages of progress and are targeted for completion by FY 2023-24.
  • Foundation stones are laid in Kanpur for 8 National Highway projects worth INR 14,199 Crore, in Lucknow for 16 National Highway projects worth INR 7409 Crore and in Shringverpur Dham, Prayagraj for 4 National Highway projects worth INR 5169 Crore.
  • In the last 7 years, length of NHs has gone up by more than 50% from 91,287 km (as on April 2014) to around 1,41,000 km in 2021.
  • Pace of construction increased from 12 km per day in 2014-15 to 37 km per day in 2020-21 (by more than 3 times). 
  • 4,410 km NHs constructed in 2014-15, while 13,327 km NHs constructed in 2020-21. 
  • A 821 km of National Highways worth INR 26778 crore in Uttar Pradesh is inaugurated to increase connectivity.
  • A 14.5 km long Rail-cum-Road-bridge over Ganga River approach project on NH 333B in Munger, Bihar is inaugurated at a cost of INR 696 crore to get rid of traffic jams, save fuel and accelerate traffic.
  •  India Book of Records have awarded certificates in respect of creation of record for Highest Quantity of Bituminous Mix laid for road construction in 100 Hrs to PNC Infratech Ltd.
  • 14.5 km long Rail-cum-Road-bridge over Ganga River approach project on NH 333B in Munger, Bihar is inaugurated at a cost of INR 696 crore with the aim to connect every city, every village of Bihar.
  • Three national highway projects worth INR 131.87 crore in Raigad are inaugurated.
  • Five National Highway projects worth INR 4,135.91 crore at Panvel, Mumbai are inaugurated. 
  • 5 National Highway projects of 297 km length costing INR 2,872 crore in Sonepat, Haryana are inaugurated. 
  • 7 National Highway Projects worth INR 5569 crores in Aurangabad, Maharashtra are inaugurated.
  • 16 National highways projects worth INR 2,460 crore in Jalgaon, Maharashtra are inaugurated to enhance road connectivity for the transportation and milling of agricultural commodities in Jalgaon district.
  • 2 National highways projects worth INR 1,791.46 crore in Dhule, Maharashtra are inaugurated to give impetus to the economic development of  Dhule and Nandurbar districts as well as provide new employment opportunities in the region.
  • Delhi-Chandigarh highway is the 1st highway in the country which has been made e-vehicle friendly with successful commissioning of 20 Nos. Solar Based EV Chargers by BHEL.
Recent Announcements

12th May 2022: GOI aims to construct 18000 km of National Highways in 2022-23 at record speed of 50km per day.

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6th May 2022: NHAI Signs Two MOUs in Lucknow to Enhance Highway Infrastructure.

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29th April 2022: Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurates 12 National Highway Projects of total length of 460 KM worth INR 8000 Crore and 7 CRIF Projects in Hyderabad.

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26th April 2022: MoU signed between NHLML and State Government  for construction of Ropeways in Himachal Pradesh under the  Parvatmala Yojana.

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25th April 2022: Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurates 10 National Highway projects of 292 kms worth INR 8,181 Crore in Solapur, Maharashtra

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Statistics
  • Under the Setu Bharatam scheme, out of the 174 ROBs/RUBs which are to be constructed, 91 have been sanctioned with an estimated cost of USD 947.30 Mn. 12
  • With the introduction of the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system, banks have collectively issued 45.55 lakh FASTags with 8.66 lakhs average daily ETC transaction as on 31st March 2019. 12
  • In FY 20 the total investment in roadways had increased to INR 1,72,767 cr as compared to INR 51,935 cr in FY 15.29
  • Average annual construction (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 on March 31st).
  • The Nag River revitalization project-Nagpur worth INR 2,117-crore will begin and is aimed to complete in 8 years.
  • Annual budgetary plan for development works to be carried out in Goa by Union Road Transport Ministry has been increased from INR 2,000 crore to INR 5,000 crore.
  • Two Highway Projects worth INR 2,334 Cr in Sangli, Maharashtra are inaugurated. The total length of two section of Highway Projects is 96.78 Kilometers.
Growth Drivers
  • The Government of Meghalaya signed USD 120 mn project with World Bank to improve and modernise the transport sector in Meghalaya. This project will harness the growth potential for high-value agriculture and tourism.24
  •  Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs,  Shri Nitin Gadkari, initiated the ceremonial blasting for Zozila Tunnel in J&K which will provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar valley and Leh (Ladakh plateau) on NH-1, and will bring about an all-round economic and socio-cultural integration of UTs of J&K and Ladakh.26 
  • ln the month of November 2020, Standing Finance Committee (SFC) approved 6 projects of length 258.19 Km and total capital cost of INR 5,305.13 cr.27 
  • Ministry proposes to develop additional 60,000 km of National Highways in the next five years, of which 2500 km are Expressways /Access Controlled Highways, 9000 km Economic Corridors, 2000 km for Coastal and Port Connectivity Highways and 2000 km Border Road/ Strategic Highways. The Ministry also intends to improve connectivity for 100 tourist destinations and construct Bypasses for 45 towns/cities during this period.28
  • The use of Stainless Stell in Bridges on NH  and other centrally sponsored Projects to be constructed in marine Environment Susceptible to Severe Corrosion.
  • Under Ministry of Roads and Highways, DFCCIL is constructing the Western DFC (1,504 Route km) and Eastern DFC (1,856 route km) including PPP section of Sonnagar-Dankuni Section.
  • GoI has approved the construction of a 3 km long 4-lane bridge on Brahmaputra river in Kamrup district to facilitate direct connectivity to the internationally renowned silk town of Sualkuchi and the industrial region of Amingaon with Guwahati and the International airport.
  • GOI has approved Construction of 4 lane Kesinga ROB including land acquisition in lieu of the Level Crossing No RV-172 at Km 176 of NH-201 (presently NH-26) at Kesinga in Odisha with a budget outlay of INR 324.09 Crores.
  • Rehabilitation and upgradation from Km 170+700 to 234+567 Two Lane with Paved Shoulders of NH 30 in  Andhra Pradesh with budget outlay of INR 388.70 Crores and from 2 lane to 2/4 lane with paved shoulder of Mulakalacheruvu to Madanapalle section of NH-42 on EPC mode in Andhra Pradesh with a budget outlay of INR 480.10 Crores has been approved by GOI.
  • Development of 23 project works of length 600.13 Km under CRIF scheme for FY 2021-22 in the State of Madhya Pradesh has been approved with a budget outlay of INR 1814.90 Crores.
  • The 594 Km long six-lane Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh Expressway will be built at a cost of over INR 36,200 crore to provide fast paced connectivity across the country.
  • PM lays the foundation stone of Sreesanth Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Marg and Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Marg.
  • Minister lays foundation stone and inaugurates 232 km of National Highways of INR 4160 Crore in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The foundation stone of National Highway projects of 240 Km worth INR 9119 crore in Meerut and Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh is laid.
  • First Intelligent Transport system (ITS) on 6 Lane Eastern Peripheral Expressway at Dasna, Ghaziabad is launched to achieve traffic efficiency by minimizing traffic problems, efficient infrastructure usage, enriching users with prior information about traffic and reduce travel time as well as enhance safety and comfort of commuters.
  • 50 – 70 Vehicle Scrapping Facilities and 75 Automated Testing Stations to be set up across the country in next 5 years. The infrastructure being set up will increase value extraction from around 70 percent at present to 90-95 percent.
  • Automated Vehicle Testing will be initiated for Heavy Commercial Vehicles, from 1st April, 2023. 75 stations have been proposed to be set up in next 4-5 years; this is to be scaled to 450-500 stations across India.
  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways vide draft notification [GSR 885(E)] has proposed to allow rigid vehicles as well as trailers to have a maximum of three decks to transport two-wheelers, with the load body not projecting over the driver's cabin. This will enhance the carriage capacity of two wheelers by 40-50%.
  • Infrastructure projects worth INR 7 Lakh crore planned by Road Transport Ministry in the next 2-3 years.
  • To remove bottlenecks, NHAI has identified 120 congestion points across the country; ring roads and bypasses are being built to reduce congestion in cities.
  • Almost 8,400 state-of-the-art greenfield expressways are being built as part of Bharat Mala Pariyojana. These corridors will change the face of National Highways infrastructure and also supercharge the economy to a 5 trillion-dollar economy.
  • Multi Modal Logistics Parks to be set up at 35 prime strategic locations, at a total capital cost of INR 50,000 crore, will enable Seamless Freight Movement across Multiple Modes.
  • 50 – 70 Vehicle Scrapping Facilities and 75 Automated Testing Stations to be set up across the country in next 5 years.
  • MoU signed among National Highways Logistics Management Ltd (NHLML), Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) for setting up of Multi-Modal Logistics Parks (MMLPs) at five strategic locations in Maharashtra: Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Pune, Aurangabad, Nashik and Dighi Port Industrial Estate.
  • MoU signed between Government of Maharashtra and Tata Motors for setting up of Vehicle Scrapping Facility in Maharashtra to ensure unfit and polluting vehicles in Maharashtra are scrapped in an environment-friendly and sustainable manner.
  • MoU signed among Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, IIT Madras and MapmyIndia to minimise accidents and deaths by road accidents by marking high-frequency accident and safe navigation zones. 
  • PM inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of INR 8700 crore road sector projects in Uttarakhand to improve connectivity in remote, rural and border areas.
  • PM laid the foundation stone of construction of five National Highway Projects to be built at a cost of more than INR 1700 crore.
  • 22 Greenfield Expressways, 23 key infrastructure projects, 35 Multi-Modal Logistics(MMLPs) & other highway projects proposed for improving multi-modal connectivity.
  • 51 National Highway Projects of total length 1380 Km with an investment of INR 21,559 Crore in Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh were inaugurated. By improving road connectivity in the coastal area GOI aims to boost tourism, create employment opportunities for urban and rural youth and play a pivotal role in bringing prosperity to the people of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Foundation stones for 11 National Highways projects with total length of 534 km worth INR 5722 crore in Madhya Pradesh is laid.
  • The National Highways network will be expanded by 25,000 km in 2022-23. INR 20,000 crore will be mobilized through innovative ways of financing to complement the public resources.
  • The National Highway Projects of total length 238 KM with an investment of INR 3,972 crore will improve the interstate road connectivity from Karnataka to Maharashtra and Goa.
  • 26 National Highway Projects in Hubbali Shri Gadkari inaugurated of a total length 925 km with an investment of INR 12,795 Crore which will boost intra state connectivity by enabling seamless, safe and faster travel from villages to District HQs to Banglore.
  • 15 NH projects of a total length 165 km worth INR 3,163 Crore in Mangaluru are built that will have transformational impact on the socio-economic prosperity of the people in Karnataka and will boost inter state connectivity by enabling seamless travel from Karnataka to Goa at the same time ensuring safety of commuters in Ghat roads.
  • 19 National Highway projects worth INR 1407 crore in Haryana and Rajasthan are inaugurated with the aim to increase tourism, agriculture, industry, trade and employment in the states.
  • Ministry of Heavy Industries sanctions 1576 EV Charging Stations across 16 Highways & 9 Expressways under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme.
  • MOU is signed between NHAI/NHLML, NHIDCL and Ministry of Tourism for developing Way-Side Amenities.
  • Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurates and lays foundation stone of 46 National Highway Projects with investment of INR 19,930 crore in Karnataka.
  • 10 National Highway projects of 292 kms worth Rs.8,181 Crore in Solapur, Maharashtra are inaugurated to bring Solapur district and its environs into the mainstream of the country.
  • 33 National Highway projects in Raipur, Chhattisgarh worth INR 9,240 crore.
  • MoU is signed between NHLML( National Highways Logistics Management Limited ) and State Government of Himachal Pradesh for construction of 7 Ropeways in the state of length 57.1 km at cost of INR 3,232 Crore under the ambitious Parvatmala Yojana.
  • Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurates 12 National Highway Projects of total length of 460 KM worth INR 8000 Crore and 7 CRIF Projects in Hyderabad.
  • NHAI Signs Two MOUs in Lucknow to Enhance Highway Infrastructure and will contribute to sustaining environment in Uttar Pradesh and other states.
  • GOI aims to expand the National Highways (NHs) network across the country with the aim of constructing 18,000 km of NHs in 2022-23 at a record speed of 50km per day.
  • The overall target of GOI is to develop  2 lakh Kms of National Highway Network by 2025.
  • NHAI awarded projects for a total length of 6,306 km across the nation in FY 2021-22, which is the highest length awarded by the authority in last three years. 
  • NHAI is implementing Bharatmala Pariyojana, India’s largest highway infrastructure program to date with the development of 34,800 km of National Highway corridors at an investment of INR 5.35 Lakh Crore.
  • NHAI is constructing accident-free National Highways of world class standard. To minimize highway accidents, some stretches have been adopted as zero fatality corridor. 
  • 22 Greenfield expressways and access-controlled corridors will be developed as part of the Bharatmala Pariyojana with a length of 8,400 km and capital cost of INR 3.6 Lakh Crore.
FDI Policy
  • 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is allowed under the automatic route in the road and highways sector, subject to applicable laws and regulation. 13

 

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Sector Policy
  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft  notification pertaining to Motor Vehicles (Registration and Functions of Vehicle Scrapping Facility Amendment) Rules, 2022. Processes have been made time bound to ensure ease of doing business.
  • Development and maintenance of road infrastructure is a key Government priority, the sector has received strong budgetary support over the years.
  • Standardised processes for PPP and public funded projects and a clear policy framework relating to bidding and tolling have been developed over the years.
  • Major policy initiatives undertaken by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) are:
    • Provision of funds to the State Government for development of state roads as per the Central Road Fund Act 2000, amended by Finance Act from time to time.
    • Introduction of Electronic Toll Collection System, FASTag by MoRTH. 
    • Implementation of Value Engineering Programme in 2017 to promote use of new technologies, materials and equipment in highway projects executed either under PPP or public funding mode.
    • Automation of Regional Transport Offices under Transportation Mission Mode Project. It envisages creation of a consolidated transport database. The two flagship applications under the project are VAHAN (Vehicle Registration, Taxation, Permit, Fitness and associated services) and SARATHI (Driving License, Learner License, Driving Schools and related activities).
    • To fast track approval process, enhanced powers to NHAI, specifically for EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) and PPP (Build-Operate-Transfer) projects where no Viability Gap Funding is involved.
    • Project Monitoring Information System introduced by NHAI for tracking the status of all projects, preparation of reports and online upload of important project documents like DPRs and contract documents, etc.
  • Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines issued the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to regulate shared mobility and reducing traffic congestion and pollution.25 

Bharatmala Pariyojana Scheme

  • The Bharatmala Pariyojana is the country’s largest ever highways development programme. It aims to optimize the efficiency of road traffic movement across the country by bridging critical infrastructure gaps. Multi-nodal integration is one of the key focuses of this programme. 
  • Components under Bharatmala Phase 1 are: 6
    • Economic Corridors Development: Length - 9,000 km Investment Outlay: INR 1.2 lakh cr
    • Inter-corridor and feeder roads - Length: 6,000 km Investment Outlay: INR 80,000 cr
    • National Corridors Efficiency Improvements Length - 5,000 km Investment Outlay: INR 1 lakh cr
    • Border and International Connectivity Roads: Length - 2,000 km Investment Outlay: INR 25,000 cr
    • Coastal and Port Connectivity Roads Length - 2,000 km Investment Outlay: INR 20,000 cr
    • Expressways Length - 800 km Investment Outlay - INR 40,000 cr
    • It is estimated that more than 35 cr man-days of employment shall be generated under Phase-I of the programme
  • Integration of Multi transport mode has also been built into the Bharatmala Programme and includes the development of 35 Multi-modal Logistics Parks (MMLPs) at various locations across the country. These MMLPs are being developed on a 'Hub and Spoke' model and being implemented by NHAI and NHIDCL (in North-East India)
  • Projects comprising length of 19,265 km have been awarded with cost of INR 5,60,216 crore, under the Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I. Till now, length of about 6,750 km has been completed.
  • Projects comprising length of 612 km with cost of INR 13,720 crore have been awarded in the State of Bihar, under the Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I.
  • The Government has set a target of 12,000 km of National Highway for construction during the current financial year 2021-22 against which 5,118 Km has been constructed as on 30th November 2021.
  • Almost 8,400 state-of-the-art greenfield expressways being built as part of Bharatmala Pariyojana.
  • An investment of INR 11 - 12 lakh crore is being planned under the Bharatmala programme as investment in logistics sector has a large multiplier effect on the overall economy.

National Ropeways Development Programme

  • “Parvatmala” will be taken up on PPP mode, which will be a preferred ecologically sustainable alternative in place of conventional roads in difficult hilly areas, will improve connectivity and convenience for commuters, and promote tourism.
  • This may also cover congested urban areas, where conventional mass transit system is not feasible.
  • Contracts for 8 ropeway projects for a length of 60 km would be awarded in 2022-23.
  • The scheme is being presently started in regions like Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Jammu & Kashmir and the other North Eastern states.

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Financial Support

Union Budget 2022-23

  • The total budgetary allocation for FY 2022-23 towards the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is INR 1,99,107.71 cr.

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

The Government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) with an aim to provide connectivity to unconnected habitations as part of a poverty reduction strategy.14

About USD 2.6 Bn has been allocated to Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna in the Union Budget 2020-21.15

Investment Opportunities

The investment opportunities in the sector include:

  • Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway: A road length of 352 km through Kim, Talasari, Vasai and Thane to be developed. Work has already been awarded for a stretch of 124 km for Vadodara-Kim sector and bids invited for 228 km between Kim and Virar. 19
  • Bharatmala Pariyojna: Road projects of length 9674 km have already been awarded while the bidding is open for projects with a length of 3555 km. 20
  • Toll-Operate-Transfer Model: The Ministry is raising funds by monetizing road assets constructed using public funds by way of the Toll-Operate-Transfer (ToT) scheme. Under the scheme, bidding of bundled national highways for a concession period of 30 years. 21

 

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Foreign Investors
  • CIDBI Malaysia (Malaysia)
  • ERA-SIBMOST (Russia)
  • Essel Infra & CR-18 Consortium (China)
  • Gamuda Malaysia 0 WCT Malaysia (Malaysia)
  • GMR-Tuni-Ankapalli Express Ltd (Malaysia)
  • Hindustan Construction Company Ltd-Laing Sadbhav Consortium (UK)
Agencies
Sources
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  11. Consolidated FDI Policy, https://invest-india-revamp-static-files.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/2020-04/FDI%20Policy%202019%20revised_19%20April%202020.pdf
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