SHILLONG, May1: Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari announced Rs 630 crore for construction of the 103-km Jowai–Ratacherra road in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district during the iuguration of Shillong Bye-Pass and the Umiam-Jorabat four-lane highways.
Highlighting the importance of these new road networks for economic growth of the region during the formal iuguration of the roads, the Union minister said work at the Jowai–Ratacherra road will begin in three months’ time. This particular stretch of the road is a lifeline to Tripura, Mizoram and the Barak Valley of Assam.
Gadkari announced Rs 5,130 crore road projects for Meghalaya, galand and Aruchal Pradesh to improve road network in these States.
The two road projects in Meghalaya which was dedicated to the tion was the 49 km-long Shillong By-Pass built at a cost of Rs 226 crore and the 62 km-long four lane from Jorabat to Barapani at a cost of Rs 536 crore.
He further informed that for the state of galand, the government has sanctioned three projects, adding the DPRs have been prepared and work will start after three to four months.
The three projects for galand include the four-laning of Dimapur-Kohima road (48 km), the Dimapur bypass four-lane (35 km) and the 17 km-long Kohima bypass.
Gadkari said the cost for construction of the 100 km road in galand is estimated to cost Rs 2000 crore.