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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
09-September-2011 11:30 IST
Asian Highways Project

 

 

India signed the Inter-Governmental Agreement on Asian Highway Network during the 60th Annual Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP), held in April, 2004.        The agreement is for coordinated development of the highway routes falling on the Asian Highway Network in each country to a minimum acceptable standard within the framework of their national programmes, envisaged in turn to develop international tourism, trade, transport and commerce.  However, no specific time frame for completion of works has been stipulated in the Agreement.

 

The Asian Highways (AH) 1 and AH 2 passes through the North-Eastern States of India following the National Highway stretches from the Indo-Myanmar border at Moreh in the State of Manipur via Imphal-Kohima (Nagaland)-Dimapur-Nagaon-Jorabat (Assam)-Shillong-Dawki- Tamabil upto Indo-Bangaldesh border in the State of Meghalaya having a length of about 740 km. The details of the projects included under East-West Corridor under National Highways Development Project (NHDP) and Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for the North East (SARDP-NE) on the above mentioned Asian Highway Routes, their lengths, estimated costs, present status and anticipated date of completion are annexed.  The implementation of these projects was initially affected due to delay in land acquisition, utility shifting, law and order problems, delay in obtaining forest / wild life clearances, etc. The anticipated date of completion of East-West Corridor and SARDP-NE stretches on this route are December, 2012 and March, 2015 respectively. 

Apart from this, the balance lengths of about 434 km are being developed and maintained as per availability of funds, inter-se priority and traffic density. 

 

ANNEXURE

 

Details of the projects undertaken under NHDP, SARDP-NE on the stretches of Asian Highways in the North East

 

NH No.

Name of State

Section

Length (km)

Details of Projects

Estimated Cost (Rs. crore)

Programme

Physical progress

Target for completion

NH 39

Nagaland

KohimaDimapur

81

1098

SARDP-NE

Request for Proposal (RFQ) to be invited

March 2015

NH 36& 37

Assam

DabokaNagaonJorabat

145

1192

East-West Corridor under NHDP

112 km 4-laning completed

December 2012

NH 40

Meghalaya

JorabatBarapani

62

536

SARDP-NE

10%

January 2014

NH 40

Meghalaya

Barapani-Shillong

18

180

SARDP-NE

DPR under preparation

March 2015

 

             

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Shri  Jitin Prasada  in  a written reply in Rajya  Sabha yesterday.

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