Bharatmala project



By Sandeep Nagyaan · 12 Sep 2018


Bharatmala project is a centrally sponsored and funded road and highways project of government of India. The development of any nation depends on the transportation networks and the ways in which they are being maintained. The same holds true for the development of a huge and populous nation like India.

Features of this project:- (1) Improvement in efficiency of existing corridors through development of Multimodal Logistics Parks and elimination of choke point. (2) Enhance focus on improving connectivity in North East and leveraging synergies with Inland Waterways (3) Emphasis on use of technology & scientific planning for Project Preparation and Asset Monitoring. (4) Improving connectivity in the North East.

Main points of the projects: (1) Improving the quality of roads - The launch of the scheme has been done for bring a new wave of development in the nation in the form of well-maintained and developed roads. Under this project, the construction of roads, in all parts of the nation will be undertaken.


(2)Total road construction: - As per the draft of the scheme, government and the ministry will strive to complete new roads, which will add up to a whopping 34, 800 kms.

(3)Total tenure of the program: -The central government has the plans of finishing the scheme within a span of five years. Thus, all is set for finishing the first phase before the end of 2022. (4)Constriction on a daily basis :- To finish the first phase in time, the respective department has made efforts of constructing at least 18 km of path on a daily basis. To beat the clock, continued efforts are being made to raise it to 30 km/day.

(5)Multi-source of finding:- One source will not be enough for funding a mammoth project. Thus, the government will have to depend on other sources for generating adequate money to meet the expenses.