Nitin Gadkari announces projects worth Rs 1.6 lakh crore in North East


New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announced projects worth Rs 1.6 crore in the North East.

The projects include roads, cable cars, RoBs, major bridges across the brahmaputra river and other waterways. The union minister also said that multi-modal logistics parks have also been proposed at Udaipur in Tripura & Silchar in Assam, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways said in a statement.

“Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we are working to bridge the connectivity gap in Northeast India and give a boost to the region’s transport infrastructure,” the minister said.

The minister said that about 50 Way Side services and 50 viewpoints will also be developed. Once completed, it would give a significant boost to the tourism industry and economy of the Northeast region, he added.

The union minister announced in a press conference the evaluation of NH projects in North East region in Guwahati, Assam.

Later in a Twitter thread, the minister said in a press conference that he announced the upcoming new sanctioned projects in Meghalaya with a total cost of Rs.12,500 Crores.

He says the project includes: (I) Shillong-Western Bypass with a total length of 38 km and a total cost of Rs. 2205 million euros. It smoothens the traffic from Guwahati which is diverted to Shillong and boosts the development of inter-state trade.

(II) Dainadubi-Darugre-Williamnagar with a total length of 80 km and a total cost of 4350 crores. It will increase the connectivity between the states of Assam and Meghalaya and increase the socio-economic development of the region. It is an important route for coal carriers from all parts of the Garo Hills.

(III) Mawryngkhung-Mawryngkneng (Shillong Eastern Bypass), Mawryngkneng-West Jaintia Hills and Jowai Bypass with a total length of 75 km and a total cost of Rs. 4100 million. It would improve regional connections and reduce traffic.

(IV) Paikan-Tura with a total length of 56 km and a total cost of Rs 1827 crore. It would advance Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Ji’s vision of Act East policy,” Gadkari said in a tweet.

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