A major long term financing package has been secured for highway projects in India. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will benefit from a credit package worth nearly US$ 3.4 billion. This is being provided by the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). The deal involves bonds issued for a 30-year period.
India has also announced plans to continue with its massive road development programme. By 2024/25, the $10.8 billion road development programme will have extended the country’s network by 125,000km.