Fast tracking the road building process in the region, the government has decided to speed up the construction work on 10,000km road projects in the north eastern region of the country. In this connection, it has been taking multiple initiatives to accelerate development work in the region, especially to improve road and rail connectivity.
As a matter of fact, a large number of infrastructure projects have been announced during the visit of union ministers in the region under their respective departments to initiate construction work on the targeted road projects involving a staggering investment worth one lakhcr in the north eastern states within the next five years. While in Tripura, the transport minister announced the construction of two new national highways to connect Tripura with Assam. He also laid a foundation stone at Gomati district for converting a 55-km-long road from Agartala to Udaipur into a double lane. Gadkari also revealed that the government is keen to enhance connectivity between the northeast and the neighboring countries. He has also made an announcement of two new national highways – one from Sabroom to Kukital in Assam which is 180 km long and the other is Khowai to Agartala corridor with a length of 55 kms. These highways would be constructed under Bharatmala and works would be started before December this year at an investment worth Rs. 6,000cr covering a road length of 235 kms.