24,000 km roads by the end of 2011: Kamal Nath

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Kolkata, Jul 3: Kamal Nath, Road Transport and Highways Minister told reporters on Friday, Jul 2, at the annual general meeting on Indian Chamber of Commerce that "the governemtn is planning to build 24,000 km road across the country by the end of 2011."

"India is in need of $90 billion investment in the field of infrastructure sector in the coming five years, in which $45 billion will be from the private sector and 20 percent from foreign investment," said Kamal Nath.

"With the development of various sectors in India, the demand for roads is increasing day by day and we are confident of building 20 km road per day," the minister added.

India has nearly 2 million kilometers of roads. To improve road transportation, significant efforts were begun in the 1980s, but even today India is still in need of more good roads.

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