241 infrastructure projects lead to cost overrun of INR 1.59 crore: Statistics Ministry

Q.  How many infrastructure projects have led to cost overrun of INR 1.59 lakh crore according to official data?
- Published on 28 Jul 16

a. 241
b. 242
c. 243
d. 244

ANSWER: 241
 
Around 241 infrastructure projects including those delayed due to land acquisition, forest clearances and other reasons led to cost overrun of INR 1.59 lakh crore according to official data.
  • Statistics Ministry monitored around 1076 infrastructure projects an addition INR 150 crore or more across sectors like roads, railways and power in May 2016.
  • Out of 1076 projects, 4 are ahead of schedule, 252 are on schedule, 330 are delayed and 241 projects reported cost overrun while 70 projects reported time and cost overrun.

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