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Budget 2022: National Highways to be Expanded by 25,000 Kilometers in 2022-23

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The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, announced on Tuesday that the national roads would be expanded by 25,000 kilometres during 2022–23. The ropeway development plan will be pursued through a public-private partnership (PPP). The Finance Minister further stated that the PM Gati Shakti master plan for road transportation will be completed in 2022-23.

“To enable a speedier flow of people and commodities, the PM Gati Shakti Master Plan for Expressways will be developed in 2022–23. The national highway network will be increased by 25,000 kilometres during the fiscal year. A total of Rs. 20,000 crores would be mobilized to supplement public resources,” said the Finance Minister. She also stated that multimodal logistics parks will be built in 2022–23.

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