Union Minister Dedicates Two Inter-State Road Projects In The North-East
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh dedicated two Inter-State road projects in the North-Eastern Region, through video conferencing. The 17.47 km long Doimukh-Harmuti Road links Assam and Arunachal Pradesh while the 1.66 km Tura-Mankachar Road provides connectivity between Assam and Meghalaya.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh said that the inauguration of the two roads marks a reiteration of the Government’s commitment to the development of the North-Eastern Region (NER). He said the North-East has undergone a revolutionary transformation in the last five years under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister has paid several visits to the NER demonstrating his indulgence towards the NER, he added.
The construction work for both the roads inaugurated today has been implemented by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL). The Doimukh-Harmuti Inter-State Road has been constructed under the North East Road Sector Development Scheme (NERSDS) at a cost of Rs. 58.25 Crores. The length of road in Assam is 7.87 Km and remaining 9.60 Kms in Arunachal Pradesh. The construction of the road was started in September 2017 and completed in January 2019. The road was funded by the North-Eastern Council (NEC) under Ministry of DoNER, Government of India. The road will provide alternative connectivity to Itanagar and immensely benefit the people residing in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh in general and the people of the capital region in particular.
Tura-Mankachar Road is the first road which have been completed under the NERSDS. The construction of the road was started in September 2017 and completed in June 2018. This road has also been funded by NEC at a cost of Rs. 4.71 Crores. The road provides alternative connectivity to Tura and will immensely benefit the people residing in the West Garo Hills District of Meghalaya.
Both roads are designed as two-lane carriage ways to cater to the traffic load of 10 MSA (Million Standard Axles).