Terming InvIT as an attractive vehicle for mobilising funds for road infrastructure, the government on Friday said it is planning to construct over 50,000 km of highways. “Addressing a meeting of leading and large investor groups in New Delhi last evening, Secretary – Road Transport and Highways Giridhar Aramane said the ministry has plans for construction of over 50,000 kilometres of highways, a majority of those will be 4 and 6 lanes wide,” the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
The secretary called upon the investors to consider that InvIT has scope for broad basing the investor groups. While addressing an investors’ meet on Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT), Aramane said it promises to be an attractive vehicle for mobilising funds for road development and assured investors that the asset base of InvIT will be selected carefully to yield attractive returns and mitigate inherent risks. He said the proposed roads have a long history of tolling and thus the price discovery is likely to be handsome.