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Roads & Highways

India boasts a colossal road network spanning an impressive 6.3 million km, securing its position as the world’s second-largest. This intricate network comprises 1,40,995 km of National Highways, 1,71,039 km of State Highways, and 60,59,813 km of other roads. Over the past 7 years, there has been a remarkable expansion, with National Highways surging by over 50% from 2014 to 2021. Notably, the Union Budget 2023 elevates the allocation for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways by a substantial 68%.

Embark on a journey to further expand the National Highways network by an additional 25,000 km in the upcoming year, setting a resolute target. Leading this charge is the transformative Bharatmala Pariyojna, an extensive highways development initiative aimed at bridging vital infrastructure gaps. The inaugural Phase-I encompasses a staggering 34,800 km with an impressive investment outlay of USD 64 billion.