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Govt to invest Rs 1.45 lakh crore in North-East road projects

To upgrade infrastructure in the North-East, the government is planning to undertake highway projects worth about Rs 1.45 lakh crore in next two to three years, said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.


The government has already taken up many road improvement projects under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North-East for better connectivity in the region. Of the proposed Rs 1.45 lakh crore investment, the government plans to invest about Rs 48,000 crore in Assam, Rs 22,000 crore in Manipur and Rs 20,000 crore in Nagaland for building roads. Projects worth Rs 17,000 crore are planned in Sikkim, Rs 12,000 crore in Mizoram, Rs 10,000 crore in Arunachal Pradesh and Rs 8,000 crore each in Meghalaya and Tripura, add reports.