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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
08 DEC 2021 3:00PM by PIB Delhi
Highway Projects in the North-Eastern States

To expedite completion of all ongoing National Highway projects, Government has taken various steps which include streamlining of land acquisition & environment clearances, exit for equity investors, premium re-schedulement, close coordination with other Ministries, revamping of dispute resolution mechanism, frequent reviews at various levels etc.

Ministry takes up new National Highway projects through its implementing agencies like NHAI, NHIDCL, State PWDs, BRO, etc., based on the requirements of traffic, connectivity, interse priority and the availability of resources. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has initiated action for taking up construction of flyovers at Boragaon, Gorchuk, Lokhra&Basistha Junction in Guwahati Bypass, standalone flyovers and ROBon stretches of NH 31, NH 31C, NH 36 and NH 37, and balance work of Narimbaglo-Jatinga Junction- Hrangajao stretch of East West corridor. Besides NHAI has planned for taking up project preparation work for construction Guwahati Ring Road. Further, Ministry plans to take up through other implementing agencies like NHIDCL, State PWDs and BRO, about 131 new National Highway projects at an approximate estimated cost of about 84,193 crore, in the North-Eastern States, within the next three years, under the National Infrastructure Pipeline.

This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

 

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