Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, while making a strong pitch to US firms to invest in India’s growing road infrastructure, said on Monday that government’s resolve to increase the existing national highways network presents a great chance for the former from the point of view of economic viability and return on investment.
The minister, who arrived in the US on a week-long visit on Sunday, added that said studies aacross the globe have recognised the flow in infrastructure development in India since the NDA took over the government.
Speaking to ANI in Washington, he said that this is an ideal opportunity for the investor, since studies across the globe on infrastructure development in India are praising the government.
Economic viability is good, traffic density is good, and now, government is going to national highway from 96, 000 kilometers to 2 lakh kilometers, he added.
The minister also came out with figures that out of the total 52 lakh kilometers of roads in India, only 96, 000 kilometers were national highways, on which 40 percent of the traffic plies.