NHAI chairman Raghav Chandra has announced that 50,000 km of road network will be built in the next five to six years with an investment of Rs. 17 lakh crore. Claimed to have began preparing a detailed project reports on 7,000 km of road projects, Chandra made the announcement while speaking at a seminar on roads sector at the ‘Make in India’ Week in Mumbai. He posed confidence in building 25,000 km of roads through various programmes like Bharat Mala, National Highways Development Project, Seth Bharatam Pariyojana and District Connectivity. Expressing a need for the participation of the private sector in assisting the government to achieve its target, Chandra, in his speech, said that they would like private sector assistance not just in funding but also in the area of technology. Stating that 240 projects were under various stages of implementation, Chandra drew attention to the issue of land having been addressed by the government. According to data from the ministry of road, transport and highways, 3,980 km of roads were constructed during April-December 2015 when compared to 2,475 km of roads made during the corresponding period the financial year before.

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