The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) plans to offer road projects worth Rs 44,000 crore under the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model in FY25. This move, in line with the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode, marks a significant shift towards involving private players in infrastructure development. The BOT model, which had seen a decline in interest over the past few years, is poised to make a robust comeback with this initiative. The initiative aims to rejuvenate the BOT model by offering lucrative terms to private investors, thus enhancing the overall road infrastructure in the country. The Rs 44,000 crore investment is part of a broader strategy to expedite the completion of critical highway projects, ensuring better connectivity and boosting economic growth. The decision to reintroduce the BOT model is driven by the need to leverage private sector efficiency and investment capabilities, addressing the funding gaps in the public sector.

The projects will include the construction of new highways, expansion of existing roads, and implementation of advanced traffic management systems. NHAI's strategic plan for FY25 underscores its commitment to improving the country's road infrastructure through sustainable and innovative financing models. By fostering a conducive environment for private participation, the authority aims to achieve faster project completion, improved road safety, and enhanced user experience.