The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has achieved the record-breaking milestone of constructing 37 kilometres highways per day in year 2020-21. This was informed by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday. He said the achievement was remarkable as it was achieved despite constraints posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of road transport and highways has constructed 13,394 km of highways in fiscal year 2020-21. "Tremendous progress has been achieved in building national highways across the country... We have achieved a road building pace of 37 km of highways a day," Gadkari said. He said over the past seven years, length of national highways has gone up by 50 per cent from 91,287 km (as of April 2014) to 1,37,625 km (as on March 20, 2021).