Beware when you take a newly constructed National Highway, lest you land in the woods.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) actually intends to construct new highways in bits and pieces, as it is unable to secure environment clearance for the entire project that involves construction of stretches through forest ranges. In a desperate bid to push up the pace of construction of highways, the MoRTH has proposed to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to clear part of such road projects — that is, instead of sitting over the entire project it should give approval for at least that portion which does not pass through the forest.