Northeast receives over Rs 130 bn for road projects
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Northeast receives over Rs 130 bn for road projects

The Centre has announced new sanctioned projects worth Rs.1600 billion to improve the northeast's infrastructure and security.
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, announced the state-by-state distribution and sanction of funds among the eight states.
While Arunachal Pradesh received the most funding (Rs 440 billion), Assam received Rs 380 billion, Meghalaya received Rs 125 billion, Manipur received Rs 154.99 billion, Mizoram received Rs 66.64 billion, Sikkim received Rs 20 billion, Tripura received Rs 124.26 billion, and Nagaland received Rs 32.35 billion.
EastMojo investigates the state-by-state details of infrastructure development projects that promise to boost the economies of each of the eight states that comprise northeast India.

Arunachal Pradesh

Roads in Arunachal Pradesh will now connect the state to others through improved and new networks.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) will two-lane a 1,465-kilometer stretch of the Frontier Highway at a cost of Rs 273.49 billion.
This project will go through the districts of East Kameng and West Kameng, as well as Upper Subansiri, Upper Siang, Dibang Valley, Lohit, Anjaw, and Changlang.
The Frontier Highway will protect the Indo-China-Myanmar border and control migration from border areas, while also improving the state's tourism infrastructure.

Assam

TThe Centre has given the state Rs 380 billion for the construction of roads, four-lane bypasses, and five ropeway projects. Among the projects are:
The proposed Northern Guwahati Ring Road is 55 kilometres long and includes a bridge over the Brahmaputra River. It will cost Rs 36.26 billion.
This project will provide direct traffic connectivity from West Bengal and Bihar. It will also reduce traffic congestion in Guwahati by bypassing the city.
An additional Rs 5.5 billion has been approved for the six-laning of the 8.5-kilometer Khanapara-Jorbat road.
This will alleviate traffic congestion in Guwahati by bypassing the city and connecting traffic heading to Shillong..
A total of Rs 19.09 billion has been allocated for the four-laning of the Narimbanglo-Jatinga-Harangajao road on National Highway 54.
The 49-kilometer stretch will improve access to the tribal communities of Dima Hasao and Barak Valley.
A 38-kilometer four-lane elevated corridor worth Rs 60 billion has been approved.
The project will allow wildlife to move freely and protect them in Kaziranga National Park.
The four-lane Gohpur-Numaligarh twin tube tunnel or bridge project has been funded in the amount of Rs 128.07 billion.
Traffic will be able to pass through Kaziranga National Park as a result of this.
A 20-kilometer-long four-lane road connecting Assam and Mizoram has been granted Rs 12.06 billion.
This significant project will enhance connectivity between Silchar, Assam, and Vairengte, Mizoram.
A 44-kilometer road from Bilasipara to Krishnai and then to Guwahati will cost Rs 14.84 billion.
The project will improve connectivity throughout Assam.
A 200-acre Multi-Modal Logistic Park (MMLP) will be built in Jogighopa at a cost of Rs 10 billion.
Five ropeway projects have been approved for a total of Rs 20.5 billion.
These connect Khanapara to the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Agnigarh Pahad to the Bhairaba Mandir in Tezpur, NH-715 to the Tukreswari Hill top in Goalpara, Ganganagar Pt-VII to the Bhuban Pahar Mahadev temple in Cachar, and Sontilla to Diham Razee in Haflong.

Meghalaya

Several road projects will be funded by the Centre's Rs 125 billion allocation. Among the most important are:

The Rs 22.05 billion Shillong-Western bypass project spans 38 kilometres.
This project aims to divert traffic from Guwahati in order to relieve congestion and boost interstate trade development.
The Rs 43.5 billion Dainadubi-Darugre-Williamnagar project spans 80 kilometres.
This project is critical for economic development because it will improve interstate connectivity between Assam and Meghalaya. This will be the primary route for coal transporters from all over the Garo Hills.
The 75-kilometer Mawlyngkhung-Mawryngkneng (Shillong Eastern Bypass) project has been approved for Rs41 billion.
This project will improve regional connectivity and traffic mobility by connecting Mawryngkneng to West Jaintia Hills via the Jowai bypass.
The proposed 56-kilometer Paikan-Tura road project will cost Rs 18.27 billion.
This project, which is part of the India-Bangladesh Trade Corridor, will improve trade by utilising the nearby Jogighopa Multi-Modal Logistics Park.

Nagaland

The state received Rs 32.35 billion in three instalments.
The 107-kilometre road connecting Akhegwo and Avangkhu will provide international connectivity to Myanmar as well as access to the tourist destination Shilloi Lake.

Manipur

The state has been allocated Rs 154.99 billion for road development projects spanning 655 kilometres.
Among the projects are:
The 25-kilometer elevated corridor that runs through Imphal city will cost Rs 36.92 billion.
A 202-kilometer-long two-lane road with a paved shoulder from Shanshak to Tengnoupal on NH-39, costing Rs 31.3
billion. A 36.78-kilometer four-lane road from Imphal to Moirang will cost Rs 21.69 billion.

Sikkim

Sikkim has been granted Rs 20 billion for the construction of a bypass to the existing sliding zone on NH 10 from Melli to Singtam.
This will connect the state to other states via all-weather roads.

Mizoram

The state's Rs 66.64 billion allocation will be used for the following purposes:
The 28-kilometer Zorinpui-Longmasu stretch of the Indo-Myanmar Border Road has been two-laned at a cost of Rs 7.64 billion.
Through the Kaladan Multi Model Transit Transport Project, this will connect the proposed in-land water port at Longmasu in the Kaladan River and improve international trade between India and Myanmar.
This road will also connect the KMMTTP road to the Indo-Myanmar border, boosting economic development in Mizoram's remote areas. It will also ensure the smooth movement of Assam Riffles vehicles along the Indo-Myanmar border.

Tripura

The state will undertake several road projects with an approval of Rs 124.26 billion.
The 135-kilometer Khowai-Teliamura-Amarpur-Harina Road (NH 208) will be two-laned at a cost of Rs 24.21 billion.
This road will connect tourists to the Tirthamukh and Unakoti destinations. It will also connect Bangladesh via Feni Bridge to Kailashahar, Kamalpur, and Khowai Border Checkpoints.
Other projects include the construction of a four-lane Agartala Bypass (Western and Eastern Arms) linking NH-08 and NH-108B, as well as the four-laning of the NH-08 Churaibari-Agartala section.

See also:
Gadkari sanctions projects worth Rs 1.6 trillion in northeast
Arunachal Pradesh: Projects worth Rs 440 billion to boost connectivity


The Centre has announced new sanctioned projects worth Rs.1600 billion to improve the northeast's infrastructure and security. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, announced the state-by-state distribution and sanction of funds among the eight states. While Arunachal Pradesh received the most funding (Rs 440 billion), Assam received Rs 380 billion, Meghalaya received Rs 125 billion, Manipur received Rs 154.99 billion, Mizoram received Rs 66.64 billion, Sikkim received Rs 20 billion, Tripura received Rs 124.26 billion, and Nagaland received Rs 32.35 billion. EastMojo investigates the state-by-state details of infrastructure development projects that promise to boost the economies of each of the eight states that comprise northeast India. Arunachal Pradesh Roads in Arunachal Pradesh will now connect the state to others through improved and new networks. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) will two-lane a 1,465-kilometer stretch of the Frontier Highway at a cost of Rs 273.49 billion. This project will go through the districts of East Kameng and West Kameng, as well as Upper Subansiri, Upper Siang, Dibang Valley, Lohit, Anjaw, and Changlang. The Frontier Highway will protect the Indo-China-Myanmar border and control migration from border areas, while also improving the state's tourism infrastructure. Assam TThe Centre has given the state Rs 380 billion for the construction of roads, four-lane bypasses, and five ropeway projects. Among the projects are: The proposed Northern Guwahati Ring Road is 55 kilometres long and includes a bridge over the Brahmaputra River. It will cost Rs 36.26 billion. This project will provide direct traffic connectivity from West Bengal and Bihar. It will also reduce traffic congestion in Guwahati by bypassing the city. An additional Rs 5.5 billion has been approved for the six-laning of the 8.5-kilometer Khanapara-Jorbat road. This will alleviate traffic congestion in Guwahati by bypassing the city and connecting traffic heading to Shillong.. A total of Rs 19.09 billion has been allocated for the four-laning of the Narimbanglo-Jatinga-Harangajao road on National Highway 54. The 49-kilometer stretch will improve access to the tribal communities of Dima Hasao and Barak Valley. A 38-kilometer four-lane elevated corridor worth Rs 60 billion has been approved. The project will allow wildlife to move freely and protect them in Kaziranga National Park. The four-lane Gohpur-Numaligarh twin tube tunnel or bridge project has been funded in the amount of Rs 128.07 billion. Traffic will be able to pass through Kaziranga National Park as a result of this. A 20-kilometer-long four-lane road connecting Assam and Mizoram has been granted Rs 12.06 billion. This significant project will enhance connectivity between Silchar, Assam, and Vairengte, Mizoram. A 44-kilometer road from Bilasipara to Krishnai and then to Guwahati will cost Rs 14.84 billion. The project will improve connectivity throughout Assam. A 200-acre Multi-Modal Logistic Park (MMLP) will be built in Jogighopa at a cost of Rs 10 billion. Five ropeway projects have been approved for a total of Rs 20.5 billion. These connect Khanapara to the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Agnigarh Pahad to the Bhairaba Mandir in Tezpur, NH-715 to the Tukreswari Hill top in Goalpara, Ganganagar Pt-VII to the Bhuban Pahar Mahadev temple in Cachar, and Sontilla to Diham Razee in Haflong. Meghalaya Several road projects will be funded by the Centre's Rs 125 billion allocation. Among the most important are: The Rs 22.05 billion Shillong-Western bypass project spans 38 kilometres. This project aims to divert traffic from Guwahati in order to relieve congestion and boost interstate trade development. The Rs 43.5 billion Dainadubi-Darugre-Williamnagar project spans 80 kilometres. This project is critical for economic development because it will improve interstate connectivity between Assam and Meghalaya. This will be the primary route for coal transporters from all over the Garo Hills. The 75-kilometer Mawlyngkhung-Mawryngkneng (Shillong Eastern Bypass) project has been approved for Rs41 billion. This project will improve regional connectivity and traffic mobility by connecting Mawryngkneng to West Jaintia Hills via the Jowai bypass. The proposed 56-kilometer Paikan-Tura road project will cost Rs 18.27 billion. This project, which is part of the India-Bangladesh Trade Corridor, will improve trade by utilising the nearby Jogighopa Multi-Modal Logistics Park. Nagaland The state received Rs 32.35 billion in three instalments. The 107-kilometre road connecting Akhegwo and Avangkhu will provide international connectivity to Myanmar as well as access to the tourist destination Shilloi Lake. Manipur The state has been allocated Rs 154.99 billion for road development projects spanning 655 kilometres. Among the projects are: The 25-kilometer elevated corridor that runs through Imphal city will cost Rs 36.92 billion. A 202-kilometer-long two-lane road with a paved shoulder from Shanshak to Tengnoupal on NH-39, costing Rs 31.3 billion. A 36.78-kilometer four-lane road from Imphal to Moirang will cost Rs 21.69 billion. Sikkim Sikkim has been granted Rs 20 billion for the construction of a bypass to the existing sliding zone on NH 10 from Melli to Singtam. This will connect the state to other states via all-weather roads. Mizoram The state's Rs 66.64 billion allocation will be used for the following purposes: The 28-kilometer Zorinpui-Longmasu stretch of the Indo-Myanmar Border Road has been two-laned at a cost of Rs 7.64 billion. Through the Kaladan Multi Model Transit Transport Project, this will connect the proposed in-land water port at Longmasu in the Kaladan River and improve international trade between India and Myanmar. This road will also connect the KMMTTP road to the Indo-Myanmar border, boosting economic development in Mizoram's remote areas. It will also ensure the smooth movement of Assam Riffles vehicles along the Indo-Myanmar border. Tripura The state will undertake several road projects with an approval of Rs 124.26 billion. The 135-kilometer Khowai-Teliamura-Amarpur-Harina Road (NH 208) will be two-laned at a cost of Rs 24.21 billion. This road will connect tourists to the Tirthamukh and Unakoti destinations. It will also connect Bangladesh via Feni Bridge to Kailashahar, Kamalpur, and Khowai Border Checkpoints. Other projects include the construction of a four-lane Agartala Bypass (Western and Eastern Arms) linking NH-08 and NH-108B, as well as the four-laning of the NH-08 Churaibari-Agartala section. See also: Gadkari sanctions projects worth Rs 1.6 trillion in northeastArunachal Pradesh: Projects worth Rs 440 billion to boost connectivity

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