A sum of ₹10,339 crores has been released by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways during the Corona period under the simplified payment process as envisaged in the Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme.
According to an official release, another sum of ₹2475 crore is being processed and is likely to be released soon.
The Government has taken multiple steps to ensure rest of doing business and also to boost stakeholder confidence in building quality road infrastructure in the country.
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has simplified the payment process under Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme and contractors payments are being made every month instead of milestone achievement basis, it stated.
The Ministry has expanded a number of relief packages for its contractors and concessionaires owing to COVID-19 scenario.