India has the second largest road network in the world, spanning a total of 5.2 million
km. Roads in India transport over 60% of all goods and 85% of total passenger
traffic. The roads and bridge infrastructure industry is expected to be worth US$ 19
billion by FY17. This theme paper, released at the National Conference on Highways Construction Technology held from 14 - 15 July 2016 in Hyderabad, comprises a detailed study on this sector - the Background, Opportunities and Reform Measures undertaken (Policy and Governance interventions). It also gives an overview of the National Conference on Highways Construction Technology.