New Delhi: The National Highway Authority of India's (NHAI) ongoing and targeted projects would generate employment of around 50 crore man-days over the next four years, an official statement said on Friday.
"This would be averaging to nearly 12.5 crore man-days yearly from 2018-2022. Of this, about one crore will be professional man-days, 3.5 crore skilled labour man-days and eight crore semi-skilled and un-skilled man days," the Road, Transport and Highways Ministry statement said.
The NHAI currently has 282 projects having length of about 20,000 km under implementation across the country out of which 10,000 kms is targeted to be completed over next one to two years, it said.
"There are around 220 projects having length of about 31,000 km which are targeted to be awarded and completed in the next three to four years across all the states in the country under National Highways Development Project and Bharat Mala Schemes.
"Thus, NHAI plans to construct approximately 50,000 km highways in next four years," it added.
"This will generate seasonal employment opportunities as successful and efficient execution of projects invariably requires qualified professionals, skilled and semi-skilled work force."