New projects include roads, ropeways, RoBs, major bridges across the river Brahmaputra and other water bodies
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday announced sanctioning of upcoming new projects worth Rs.1.6 lakh crore in the North East.
Gadkari was on a three-day review program of NH projects in northeast and Sikkim starting from Wednesday.
At a press conference in Guwahati on the review of national highway (NH) projects in the northeastern region, the Gadkari said these projects include roads, ropeways, RoBs, major bridges across the river Brahmaputra, and other water bodies.
Gadkari said Multi-Modal logistics parks have also been proposed at Udaipur in Tripura and Silchar in Assam.
He said under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “we’re working towards bridging the connectivity gap in the North East, and giving momentum to transport infrastructure in the region”.
“Around 50 Way Side Amenities and 50 Viewpoints are also being developed. Once completed, it would give a significant boost to the Tourism sector and economy in the northeastern region,” he added.
Discussions related to land acquisition issues, progress of ongoing projects, proposed projects, use of new technologies, disputes and arbitration, and possible financial interventions were discussed at length during the review meetings.
He also reviewed the delayed projects in the four states to understand the reasons for the delay and issued specific instructions to get them on track and directed officials for the speedy completion of projects.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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