Rs 50,000 cr projects underway to decongest the roads of Delhi: Gadkari

New Delhi, December 2 () The Center is working on road projects worth Rs 50,000 million to decongest the national capital and this will help reduce pollution in the city, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said Monday. in Rajya Sabha.

We are working on road projects worth Rs 50,000 crore for Delhi, he said.

The Center is developing the Dwarka Highway with a cost of Rs 10,000 million and also a dedicated highway to connect Delhi airport from Dhaula Kuan, he said, adding that more places for decongestion were identified.

Pollution will be less in Delhi in the coming years, said the minister of roads, transport and roads.

Responding to a query about delays and excessive costs in highway projects, Gadkari said the government has found a solution for projects that were delayed due to land acquisition, authorizations and other problems.

Now, the speed has increased. There was once Rs 2 km per day and now it is Rs 30 km per day ... We have no financial problems, he said.

In a written response, he informed the Chamber that 5,126 km of highway had been built until October 2019-20. In 2018-19, roads of 10,855 km were built.

The revised regulatory costs for the different categories of national roads were issued by the Ministry of Road and Highway Transportation in 2018-19 according to which the cost of construction of 2-lane roads is Rs 3.71 crore/km for flat land and Rs 10.11crore/km for mountainous terrain. However, the actual cost would depend on the specific requirements of the site, the number of bridges/sewers, soil conditions, etc., he added. MJH ANU