"The ongoing and targeted projects of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) would generate estimated employment of approximately 500 million man-days over the next four years on a seasonal basis," the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways said in a statement.
NHAI is aiming to construct approximately 50,000 km highway over the next four years.
"This would be averaging to nearly 125 million man-days yearly from 2018-2022. Of this, about 10 million will be professional man-days, 35 million skilled labour man-days and 80 million semi-skilled and un-skilled man days," the statement added.
NHAI held a meeting with the officers of Ministry of skill Development and Entrepreneurship for charting out a layout in order to skill professionals, skilled and semi-skilled workers.
At present, 282 projects of NHAI having a length of about 20,000 km are under implementation stage.
There is a target to award and complete around 220 highways projects--having length of about 31,000 km---under National Highways Development Project (NHD) and Bharat Mala scheme over the next three to four years.
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