Nath revises 20-km-day NH target to June

India and Turkey to set up joint study group to explore cooperation

PTI | February 9, 2010

Road Transport Minister Kamal Nath hass revised the ambitious target of achieving 20km of highway construction per day to June, from the earlier set deadline of March.

"The target (of 20 km a day) will be achieved in June. We lost December and January to dense fog; we are currently at 10 km per day," Nath told reporters here on Monday.

Soon after taking charge of the ministry last May, Nath had set March 2010 as the deadline for constructing 20 km of highways a day, inviting criticism from the plan panel, which termed it as unachievable given the circumstances.
In a recent communication, the planning commission had advised the ministry to fix reasonable targets for roads and highways.

Meanwhile, India and Turkey have decided to set up a joint study group to explore cooperation in the road sector.



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