Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

Shri Nitin Gadkari sanctions Rs 3371.18. crore for 4 Lanning of NH-37 & NH-8 Silchar - Churaibari Corridor in Assam

Posted On: 01 MAR 2024 4:25PM by PIB Delhi

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari in a post said in Assam, an allocation of Rs. 3371.18 crore has been sanctioned for three projects encompassing sections from Nilambazar/Cheragi bypass to Chandkhira, Chandkhira to Churaibari, and Karimganj to Sutarkandi for the widening to 4 Lane on NH-37 & 8. Totaling 58.06 km, these sections fall under Packages V, VI and VII of the Silchar Churaibari Corridor.

Shri Gadkari said, envisioned as a 4-lane with paved shoulders and access-controlled corridor, the project aims to provide enhanced highway connectivity to neighboring states, namely Meghalaya, Manipur, and Tripura via NH-37, NH-06, and NH-08. The Silchar-Churaibari corridor further strengthens international connectivity with Bangladesh via the ICP near Sutarkhandi, Assam, on NH-37. This road’s development will ensure seamless and secure traffic flow, fostering regional economic growth and facilitating international trade.  

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