India’s highway construction slumps amid elections, land acquisition delays

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India’s highway construction slowed in the past two months as national elections started, stalling land acquisition approvals. About 483 km of national highways were constructed in April and 600 km built till May 20, data from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of India showed.
The pace of road construction in the first two months of FY25 was the slowest since the pandemic, according to the data seen in the media reports.
“Highway construction has fallen due to a slowdown in land clearance after the Model Code of Conduct kicked in and voting began on April 19,” a senior government official said.
National elections are being held in seven phases across the country from April 19 to June 1. Counting of votes takes place on June 4.

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