The central government has awarded a total of 322 projects in a length of 12,413 Km under the Bharatmala Pariyojana till August 2020.
The Union ministry of road transport and highways has taken up detailed review of the National Highways network.
The ministry has given overall investment approval for Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase I Scheme for development of about 34,800 km (including 10,000 Km residual NHDP stretches) at an estimated outlay of Rs 5,35,000 crore.
Bharatmala Pariyojana is an umbrella programme for the highways sector.
It focuses on optimizing the efficiency of freight and passenger movement across the country by bridging critical infrastructure gaps through effective interventions like development of economic corridors, inter-corridors and feeder routes, national corridor efficiency improvement, border and international connectivity roads, coastal and port connectivity roads and Green-field expressways.