The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) currently boasts of 282 projects covering about 20,000 km under implementation across India. Out of this, 10,000 km of length is targeted to be accomplished over next one to two years.
The ongoing and targeted projects of National Highways Authority of India would generate estimated employment of approximately 50 crores man days over the next four years on a seasonal basis. This would be averaging to nearly 12.5 crore man-days yearly from 2018-2022. Of this, about 1.0 crore will be professional man-days, 3.5 crore skilled labour man-days and 8.0 crore semi-skilled and un-skilled man days.
According to the PIB, 220 projects have targeted length of about 31,000 km, to be awarded and completed in the next 3 to 4 years across all the States. The projects are covered under under NHDP and Bharat Mala Schemes, eyeing the construction of approximately 50,000 km Highways in next 4 years.
This is also expected to generate seasonal employment opportunities while ensuring successful and efficient execution of projects through qualified professionals, skilled and semi-skilled work force. To meet the essentials of professionals, skilled and semi-skilled work force, NHAI undertakes a comprehensive exercise for Skill Development.
The Chairman, NHAI Shri Deepak Kumar, organized a meeting with the officers of Ministry of skill Development and Entrepreneurship to prepare a road map for skill development of professionals, skilled and semi-skilled workers. Various aspects connected with the Skill Development were talked about in the meeting. The Chairman, NHAI asked the officers of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to come up with a detailed plan of Skill Development in line with the requirement of NHAI projects.