Under Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, we have seen a highway revolution in the country. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) fast-track road projects has seen an overall performance for better connectivity around the country.

Nitin Gadkari said India will monetise 105 highway projects for about Rs 1,45,000 crore in the coming years as part of new innovative models of financing. The infrastructure has seen a boom under Nitin Gadkari that has boosted India’s economic growth in two years.

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The traffic density in India is very high and the internal return on rates is very good,” the Minister of road transport and highways said during a presentation on India Integrated Transport & Logistics Summit 2017 which will be held in New Delhi from May 3-5. “105 projects will be monetised (for about) Rs 145,000 crore,” Gadkari said.

Assuring of a good rate of return from highway toll collections he also stated that the ministry now only requires investments because there is no risk factor.

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Speaking in Singapore he also highlighted NHAI’s AAA ratings. “There are opportunities, we are very transparent and very committed to the progress,” he said. Responding to financing and funding questions from delegates, the minister said he would be using “100 percent of the National Investment Infrastructure Fund,” an another innovative way of financing projects. Among some of the challenging projects, Gadkari assured that Brahmaputra Express Highway will be developed as a national highway. This will be the first highway project in the northeastern region which will be developed along the Brahmaputra river in Assam at an estimated investment of Rs 40,000 crore construction in North East which is going to change the face of North East.”

Among some of the challenging projects, Gadkari assured that Brahmaputra Express Highway will be developed as a national highway. This will be the first highway project in the northeastern region which will be developed along the Brahmaputra river in Assam at an estimated investment of Rs 40,000 crore and construction in North East will change the face of North East.”

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