PM reviewed infrastructure sectors of Housing & Transport for 2 hrs

By Accommodation Times Bureau

NEW DELHI

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Thursday, reviewed the progress of key infrastructure sectors of roads, rural housing, urban housing, railways, airports, etc. The review meeting, which lasted for nearly two hours, was attended by top officials from infrastructure-related Ministries, NITI Aayog, and PMO.

In course of the presentation made by CEO NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant, it was noted that the pace of road construction has picked up significantly. The average road length constructed per day in FY 17-18 was 26.93 km, as compared to 11.67 km in FY 13-14.

In the railways’ sector, there has been a significant addition in capacity and rolling stock. Additions in “new lines, doubling and gauge conversion” between 2014 and 2018, was to the extent of 9528 kilometres, which is 56 per cent higher than the preceding four year period.





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