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Road Sector Update: June 2011

While the road ministry has set a goal of awarding 7,300 km of national highways projects in 2011-12, Prime Minister expects them to exceed this target. With infrastructure projects getting derailed, how likely is it to over achieve the target is something to ponder.

While appreciating the increase in the works awarded last year, the Ministry was asked to prepare a shelf of projects of around 10,000 km, and another 15,000 kms be taken up for preparation of detailed project reports. The decision-making process also needs to be speeded up at each stage, said the PM.

Stressing on the future plans, road minister CP Joshi said that the ministry envisages creating a two-lane standard highway network all over the country in the 12th plan period. Also an e-tendering process will be introduced in August 2011. The ministry has planned the launch of project monitoring through GIS-based satellite imagery from September 2011. These measures are being undertaken to ensure greater transparency in the system and are over and above the measures taken over the past several months (mentioned in my earlier post).

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