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Initiatives taken for maintenance of National Highways to overcome constraints due to COVID-19

Posted On: 22 JUL 2021 12:45PM by PIB Delhi

The national and local level lockdowns and restrictions due to COVID-19 posed constraints to the movement and supply/availability of materials, machinery and labourwhich affected the progress of works. However, due to several initiatives taken by the Government under Atmanirbhar Bharat to provide relief measures to Contractors/ Concessionaires/ Consultants, the maintenance and development works on National Highways have overshot the targets.

NHAI awarded 31 projects of 890 km length at a cost of Rs 26,322 crore during April to August 2020. The length of projects awarded by NHAI since 2017-18 is tabulated below.

Year

Award

2017-18 (April to August)

335 km

2018-19 (April to August)

272 km

2019-20 (April to August)

673 km

2020-21 (April to August)

890 km

2021-22 (April to June)

383 km

Maintenance of National Highways is a continuous process and the works on NHs are taken up as per requirements of connectivity, inter-se priority, traffic density and available resources. Details of funds allocated/utilized towards maintenance of NHs since 2019-20 is at Annexure-I.

ANNEXURE-I 

ANNEXURE REGARDING ‘MAINTENANCE AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT OF ROADS’

The State/UT-wise details of funds allocated/utilized for maintenance of NHs since 2019-20

Sl.

No.

States/UTs/Agency

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22 (Till June, 2021)

Alloc.

Expd.

Alloc.

Expd.

Alloc.

Expd.

1

Andhra Pradesh

89.60

65.37

147.44

113.91

117.92

10.71

2

Arunachal Pradesh

28.72

25.27

78.76

111.39

45.27

2.30

3

Assam

28.49

3.28

130.68

73.19

77.09

11.54

4

Bihar

50.31

15.24

115.92

64.86

91.12

8.50

5

Chhattisgarh

25.02

16.79

44.13

16.72

28.27

0.00

6

Goa

6.59

1.13

18.95

8.02

15.69

2.46

7

Gujarat

100.23

91.43

186.28

114.78

155.58

16.02

8

Haryana

0.50

0.02

3.00

0.00

0.50

0.00

9

Himachal Pradesh

37.90

28.34

83.40

73.98

67.02

8.88

10

Jharkhand

26.83

26.07

39.71

23.13

39.00

3.72

11

Karnataka

60.88

30.87

148.30

132.44

143.44

25.35

12

Kerala

77.19

64.27

127.06

178.97

92.93

18.18

13

Madhya Pradesh

25.11

14.80

102.05

28.11

63.84

0.00

14

Maharashtra

125.25

42.48

281.53

157.14

228.51

13.28

15

Manipur

7.10

2.38

26.11

22.89

12.07

0.00

16

Meghalaya

70.36

39.15

61.66

45.64

45.07

7.42

17

Mizoram

48.97

37.23

34.91

21.00

30.46

10.90

18

Nagaland

42.42

32.73

62.14

46.24

50.59

4.24

19

Odisha

55.31

49.95

63.16

104.68

79.82

14.00

20

Punjab

10.74

5.43

34.72

27.81

27.85

0.82

21

Rajasthan

51.90

40.02

125.86

78.02

110.01

4.11

22

Sikkim

11.94

10.36

5.88

6.85

4.87

0.00

23

Tamil Nadu

36.85

16.21

92.68

92.18

68.08

1.82

24

Telangana

82.60

59.55

128.43

72.54

93.30

12.65

25

Tripura

25.71

14.54

16.68

12.13

8.03

0.00

26

Uttar Pradesh

116.22

73.54

139.57

90.81

105.63

4.85

27

Uttarakhand

27.97

14.42

46.21

32.79

31.62

3.18

28

West Bengal

41.66

38.03

51.50

34.89

37.86

1.34

29

Chandigarh

0.20

0.00

3.11

2.03

9.30

3.15

30

Dadar& Nagar Haveli ^

0.20

0.00

0.86

0.00

0.68

0.00

31

Daman & Diu ^

0.20

0.00

32

Delhi

0.50

0.00

0.25

0.00

0.20

0.00

33

Jammu & Kashmir $

2.02

0.34

9.37

0.00

4.11

0.00

34

Ladakh

0.00

0.00

5.13

3.39

3.64

0.00

35

Puducherry

1.97

0.09

2.35

1.98

1.37

0.00

37

NHAI

400.00

400.00

400.00

400.00

200.00

200.00

38

NHIDCL

200.00

200.00

248.17

248.17

100 .00

100.00

39

BRO

142.00

134.23

220.00

219.78

170.00

170.00

40

Bridge Management

Sl.

No.

States/UTs/Agency

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22 (Till June, 2021)

Alloc.

Expd.

Alloc.

Expd.

Alloc.

Expd.

System

41

Swachhata Activities along NH

42

First come first serve

-59.46

#

$- Erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir State before reorganisation to State of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh UT ^- Erstwhile UTs before merger

Authorizations were made to incur expenditure on purely “First Come First Serve” basis subject to the condition that total overall expenditure does not exceed total allocation made during that Financial Year to ensure that there are least surrender of funds. Therefore, expenditure for some States have been more than the allocation made during that Financial Year.

#- Expenditure included in State/UT wise

This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri NitinGadkari in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

MJPS

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