Bengaluru: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is a top performer in the country. Last year, it developed 4,192 km of highways. Now it has set a target to build new highways with a combined length of 4,600 km in the current fiscal year.

The organisation hopes to realise its dreams by making use of funds including budgetary outlays and the funds being realised through the toll-operate-transfer (TOT) route.

“The authority was confident in achieving the target set for the current fiscal even as there has been some impact on highway construction lately owing to a pandemic-induced labour shortage in some sites. Awards this year will be much more than the construction target, but that is being finalised,” NHAI Chairman SS Sandhu, as quoted by Financial Express.

“There is some impact, not much. The impact varies from place to place. At some places, there is no impact; but at other places, 10-15 per cent of the workers have gone back. Overall, as of now, the impact is minimal or marginal,” he added.