Put special emphasis on enhancing the connectivity within the region and to the rest of the country
Modi vows to boost connectivity in Northeast, but Opposition unimpressed
Dec 20, 2017|Hindustan Times|Full Article
Modi reiterated his government’s commitment to connect all state capitals in the region by rail. He said that while 15 new railway projects to lay 1,385 km of tracks at a cost Rs 47,000 crore will be taken up soon, funds amounting to Rs 5,300 crore have been spent annually in the last three years to enhance related infrastructure in the region.
The Centre has sanctioned the construction of national highways stretching over 3,800 km at an investment of Rs 32,000 crore in the last three years, Modi said, adding that nearly 1,200 km of these roads have already been laid. “The Union government will invest another Rs 60,000 crore under the Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in the Northeast, and Rs 30,000 crore under the Bharatmala project in the next two-three years to build a network of highways and roads in the region,” the Prime Minister promised.
Air,road and railway connectivity
Mar 05,2018|The Economics Times|Full Article
More than 3,800 km of national highways with an investment of Rs. 32,000 crore have been sanctioned in the region in the past three years while nearly 1,200 km of roads have been constructed, according to the government. In a public announcement in December last year, Modi said the centre would invest another Rs. 60,000 crore under the Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in the northeast and Rs. 30,000 crore under the Bharatmala project over three years.
Modi also dedicated to the nation a 271-km two-lane national highway connecting Tura in western Meghalaya to the state capital Shillong last year.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has allocated Rs 3,400 crore for the upgradation of airports in the North East region. According to the government, projects worth Rs 934 crore have already been completed while the rest would be over in the next two or three years.