Road Projects worth INR 37000 Cr coming up in the North-East

August 16, 2016

The government has informed law makers that there are 197 road projects that are being developed in the North Eastern region of the country under the watch of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). The total length and sanctioned cost of these projects are 4320.95 km and Rs 37691.05 crore respectively. This was stated by Jitendra Singh, minister of state for Development of North Eastern Region in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. “Government is, in fact, giving special attention to infrastructure development projects, such as, road, rail, communication, and telecom network in the North Eastern Region,” the Minister said in his statement.


Apart from the road projects, 20 major railway projects comprising 13 new lines with a length of 2,624 km, costing Rs 52,030 crore have also been taken up in the North Eastern Region. “An expenditure of Rs 2,1336 crore has been incurred on these projects up to March, 2016. An outlay of Rs 5,040 crore has been provided for 2016-17 for these projects and for the residual liabilities of some completed projects,” the minister informed the members.


In addition, the North Eastern Council (NEC) is implementing 715 various developmental projects in North Eastern States, which are under way at a total approved cost of Rs 7,14,864.98 lakh. Ministry of Rural Development is providing assistance to respective state governments under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) programme.

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