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India's infrastructure leap under PM Modi: Former NITI Aayog CEO Kant highlights nation's capex driv.


Date: 31-05-2024
Subject: India's infrastructure leap under PM Modi: Former NITI Aayog CEO Kant highlights nation's capex driv
India's G20 Sherpa and former CEO of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant on Friday underscored India's significant progress in infrastructure development over the last nine years in a post on social platform X.

Kant said, "India's Infrastructure Story over the past 9 years: - 3x more cities have metro coverage - Built 92,000 Km new national highways amounting to 15x the radius of the earth - 100% growth in the number of airports - 100% increase in handling capacity of ports - 111 national waterways identified and notified - Electrification of railway lines totalling 40,000 Kms - 12 Crore (120 Mn) new toilets were constructed - 5 Crore (50 Mn )new homes built for India's aspiring people, the equivalent  ..

Kant's highlighted a series of statistics that portrayed the progress India has made in various facets of infrastructure development.

He noted a threefold increase in the number of cities with metro coverage, signaling a substantial enhancement in urban transportation infrastructure across the country.

"India witnessed the construction of a staggering 92,000 kilometers of new national highways, an accomplishment equivalent to 15 times the radius of the Earth. This expansion has not only improved connectivity but also bolstered economic growth and trade networks

Kant pointed out 100 per cent growth in the number of airports, reflecting the nation's commitment to enhancing air connectivity and facilitating smoother travel experiences for millions of passengers.

His post highlighted a significant 100 per cent increase in the handling capacity of ports, a factor in fostering international trade and maritime commerce

He underscored the identification and notification of 111 national waterways, unlocking the potential for inland water transport and boosting connectivity in remote regions.

With the electrification of railway lines totaling 40,000 kilometers, India has taken significant strides towards modernizing its rail network and reducing carbon emissions.

The G20 sherpa lauded the construction of 12 crore (120 million) new toilets and 5 crore (50 million) new homes, providing essential ameni ..

He highlighted that 25 crore (250 million) people, equivalent to the population of Brazil, now have access to piped water connections, while 100 per cent of households have been electrified, signaling a monumental leap in providing basic utilities to every corner of the nation.

 Source Name : Economic Times

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