Bharatmala Pariyojana

Bharatmala Pariyojana: Government to develop 35000 km Highways by 2022

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In order to enhance connectivity all across the country, the Central government has planned to construct 35000 km of highways by 2022. The highways will be constructed by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) using the eco-friendly technique.

The information was revealed a few days back by the President of Indian Mr. Ram Nath Kovind. According to him, the major reason behind this development is not just to boost the urban infrastructure, but to generate massive employment opportunities.

Apart from this, the government wants to construct quality roads using the best techniques in the urban, rural as well as coastal areas. Also, the areas which are newly developed or are developing around the airport will also be covered under this project.

In the last few years, many new highways and expressway are developed that has not only enhanced connectivity between cities or states but has also made easy for commuters to travel easily from one place to another. The focus is also to provide seamless connectivity in between the North-Eastern and tribal areas on the country where the roads get destroyed due to rain, floods or landslide.

Launched in 2015, the Bharatmala Pariyojana aims to provide smooth connectivity to the far-flung border and rural areas including the tribal and backward areas of India. Under this project, the government has to develop highways and expressways starting from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana to Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand followed by some portions of borders of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar alongside Terai. It will then move to West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and will finally end at the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur and Mizoram.