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Nitin Gadkari reviews progress of National Highway projects

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New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday reviewed the ongoing National Highways projects in the country.

He chaired a review meeting of the ongoing projects of the Ministry of Road Transport and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in Goa.

In the two-day review meeting, Gadkari will review over 700 projects with project directors, contractors/ concessionaires, state government officials and officials of NHAI and the transport and highways ministry. Of these projects, 427 are being implemented by NHAI 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.

On the first day of the review meeting, the National Highways projects of Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and West Bengal were taken up for review.  Gadkari directed officers and contractors to complete the work of 27,000 kms in respect of the projects which were awarded before March 2015.

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