Development of Highways in North-East States

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INVC Bureau

New Delhi. In addition to annual plan allocations for roads and highways for North Eastern States, a special package called Special Accelerated Road Development Program for North Eastern States (SARDP-NE) has been approved by Government covering improvement/construction of 9940 km of length of National Highways and State roads. The program has been divided into 3 parts, i.e. Phase ‘A’, Phase ‘B’ and Arunachal Pradesh Package of Roads and Highways. Under SARDP-NE, the State wise length of road in Arunachal Pradesh is 3414 km.; Assam – 1741 km; Manipur- 297 km; Meghalaya – 822 km; Mizoram – 1009 km; Nagaland – 1272 km; Sikkim – 589 km; and Tripura – 796 km.

Under National Highway Development Project (NHDP)–II, 4-laning of 678 km of National Highway from Srirampur to Silchar in Assam has been taken up as part of the East West corridor at an investment of about Rs 6000 crore . Under NHDP Phase-III, 4-laning of 706 km stretches of National Highways has been included on BOT (Toll) basis.

The above information was provided by Shri R.P.N.Singh, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.

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