35,000 KM Highways to be built by 2022
23, Jun 2019
Prelims level : Infrastructure Mains level : GS3I - Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, Etc.
- The government will build 35,000 km of highways, besides expressways, by 2022.
- Under the ‘Bharatmala Project’, construction or upgradation of about 35,000 kilometres of National Highways is to be undertaken by 2022.
- In addition, under the ‘Sagarmala Project’, a network of good-quality roads is being constructed in coastal areas and areas adjoining ports.