Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told reporters that NH-39 from Imphal to Moreh near the Myanmar border would reduce travel time from three-and-a-half hours to one hour and 45 minutes.
The Imphal-Moreh Highway would not only boost international trade and business, but would also be important from security point of view, he said.
It is also crucial for socio-economic development in the northeast region which currently has a poor road network, he said.
It is estimated to cost around Rs 1,630 crore.
"Our target is to have projects worth Rs 2 lakh crore by the time we complete our five years," the minister said.
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