Source: The post is based on the article “Year End Review- 2022 : Ministry of Road Transport and Highways” published in PIB on 9th January 2023
What is the News?
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022.
What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in 2022?
Road Network in the Country: India has about 63.73 lakh km of the road network, which is the second largest in the world.
National Highways: The pace of National Highways (NH) construction has increased consistently between 2014-15 and 2021-22 due to the systematic push through corridor-based National Highway development approach.
– In 2014-15, the pace of NH construction was about 12 km/ day which increased to about 29 km/ day in 2021-22.
MANTHAN: Manthan is a conference organized with the aim to anchor discussions across multiple issues and opportunities in the roads, transport and logistics sectors. The theme of Manthan was “IDEAS TO ACTION: Towards a smart, sustainable, road infra, mobility and logistics ecosystem”.
Port Connectivity: India has a total of 226 ports which comprise 12 Major ports. MoRTH is working to enhance the ports logistics ecosystem by connecting Major & Minor Ports with National Highways, with National Highways Logistics Management Ltd(NHLML) spearheading this endeavour.