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PM Modi announces Rs 90,000 cr for improving roads, highways in Northeast

Meghalaya was the second stop of the prime minister after Mizoram during his day-long visit to the Northeastern region today

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 


Modi on Saturday announced Rs 90,000 crore for improving roads and in the Northeast in the next two to three years to facilitate better connectivity.

The dedicated to the nation a 271-km two-lane highway connecting Tura in western and Shillong.

was the second stop of the after during his day-long visit to the Northeastern region today.

"Over the next 2-3 years, an investment of about Rs 60,000 crore is proposed under the Special Accelerated Road Development Project (SARDP) in the Northeast and an investment of Rs 30,000 crore under Bharatmala is proposed for development of in northeastern states," Modi said while addressing a rally here.

He said the central has sanctioned around 4,000-km of national highway (NH) across the Northeast at a cost of Rs 32,000 crore.

The prime minister said that over 1,200 km of NH was constructed at an expenditure of nearly Rs 14,000 crore during the last three years alone.

K J Alphons was present on the occasion.

First Published: Sat, December 16 2017. 22:30 IST