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Centre sets target to award projects worth Rs 50,000 cr

A total of 168 road projects covering length of 3,215 km have been awarded since April 2019

Central government, Roads and highways, Land acquisition, Disputes resolution mechanism

The Central government has set a target to award highway projects worth Rs 50,000 crore in the next three months. The projects will cover a length of 4,471 km highways.

A total of 168 road projects covering length of 3,215 km have been awarded since April 2019 till date. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is executing more than 400 road projects with cost exceeding Rs 50 crore.

These projects comprise a length of around 24,000 km in the country. The steps taken by the government to expedite the projects include streamlining land acquisition, revamping disputes resolution mechanism and awarding projects after adequate preparation in terms of land acquisition, clearances, among others.

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