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Improving connectivity in Manipur

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The Working Group on Improvement and Development of Transport Infrastructure in the North East had submitted its report to National Transport Development Policy Committee (NTDPC) in June, 2012.

The recommendations of the Committee inter alia include, intensifying transport linkage with Myanmar in particular; development of hubs and spoke model for improving air connectivity; development of skills for construction and maintenance; inclusion of provision for periodic maintenance in road contracts; optimal use of waterways and development of multi-model hubs.

Under the scheme of Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR), projects are taken up on the basis of priority list submitted by State Government. In Manipur, under sector Road and Bridges", 20 projects with approved cost of Rs.92.37 crore have been completed and 06 projects with approved cost of Rs.205.78 crore are in progress. This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri K. Bhabananda Singh in the Rajya Sabha today.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 00:20 IST