As the country prepares to commemorate the 70th birth anniversary of its independence, the country’s road infrastructure has been in dire need of repair and replacement.
India’s roads, which account for around 70% of the countrys total GDP, are among the most polluted in the region.
The country’s national carrier has also said it is in talks with private companies to improve the roads.
As the country gears up for its 70th Independence Day, the roads in the country are still suffering from poor condition.
The country’s highways are in poor condition and have an average speed of 60kmph, according to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).
In fact, in Delhi, the average speed is around 40kmph.
In the past year, the NHAI has said that the number of deaths and injuries in the national capital alone is up to 300.
In a bid to speed up the project, the government has already set aside nearly 10 billion rupees ($3.1 billion) to upgrade the country, according an NHAF statement.
In a report released in April, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said India’s roads are among those worst in the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa.
It said there is a risk of road deaths in urban areas, particularly in the capital, New Delhi, due to poor road conditions.
In May, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) launched the road connectivity project.
The plan includes constructing 1,000 kilometres of high-speed roads, improving public transport, and creating a network of toll roads, public transport and pedestrian crossings.
The MoRTH also plans to construct 1,500 kilometres of low-speed lanes, improving traffic flow, and widening the highways.
The aim is to create a high speed network of road, which will provide commuters a choice between public transport or a high- speed toll road.
The government has also been working on revising its transport policies to ensure that the country does not go backwards in the way of improving roads.
The government has promised to increase the speed limit on the nation’s highways from 55kmph to 70kmph by 2025.