Dr. Abhishek Mittal, Principal Scientist, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi
India is currently witnessing huge investments by the Indian Government towards infrastructure development. There has been a major thrust on highway construction as it provides opportunities for growth of the country as a whole. An ambitious target of construction of 14,000 km of National Highways has been set by MORTH and NHAI in FY 2023-24. For this, the Union Budget provided an allocation of Rs 2.7 lakh crore for FY 2023-24, which is 36% higher compared to the previous year allocation.