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Cabinet approves upgradation of Manipur Highway connecting Myanmar

Linking will create employment opportunities in Manipur as a part of the Asian Highway project

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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The on Wednesday approved upgradation of a 65-km-long in to boost the state's with south and via

Road Transport and Highways Minister told reporters that NH-39 from to Moreh near the border would reduce time from three-and-a-half hours to one hour and 45 minutes.

"The project is of international importance as it would make it possible to from India to and even by road," Gadkari said.

The Imphal-Moreh Highway would not only boost international and business, but would also be important from security point of view, he said.

It is also crucial for socio-economic development in the region which currently has a poor road network, he said.

He said the project would create opportunities in and is part of the Asian Highway project.

It is estimated to cost around Rs 1,630 crore.

Gadkari said the region has been a priority for the which has already started road projects worth Rs 50,000 crore in the region.

"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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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 20:39 IST