Joshi issues directive to speed up ongoing projects

With private players evincing little interest in taking up road projects, the Centre has scaled down targets for awarding National Highway projects for the current financial year by over 50 per cent. After a review meeting the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highway has decided to award just about 4,600 km of roads during the current financial year. To make up for this Minister C. P. Joshi has issued directive to speed up ongoing projects, according to highly placed sources.