He also added that NHAI can construct roads worth five lakh crore every year
Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways on Wednesday told the Rajya Sabha that by 2024, road infrastructure in India will be similar to that of the United States of America. He said that before 2024, as many as 26 green express highways will be constructed which will bring down travel time considerably.
Once the highways are in place, travel time from Delhi to Haridwar, Delhi to Dehradun, Delhi to Jaipur will be reduced to two hours, while Delhi to Chandigarh will take 2.5 hours, and Delhi to Amritsar will be covered in 4 hours, while Delhi to Mumbai in 12 hours. Gadkari was replying to Congress MP Rajeev Shukla’s query during on the fund of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), where he said, “The Government is constructing 26 green highways. Road infrastructure in India will be similar to that of the U.S by 2024. There is no dearth of funds. We are committed to changing the face of road infrastructure in the country,”. He also added that NHAI can construct roads worth five lakh crore every year.