Itanagar: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari is likely to lay the foundation for national highways projects worth Rs 9,533 crore in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday, officials said on Tuesday.
To be accompanied by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Gadkari would inaugurate bridges across Dibang and Lohit river in Roing. “The total length of this project is 30.95 km and cost Rs 1,508.30 crore,” officials said, adding the Minister will also inaugurate the recently two-laned, 25.14 km Mahadevpur to Buri Dihing section of NH-52 B, constructed at a cost of Rs 136.60 crore and 22.23 km Bordumsa- Namchik section of NH-52 B, constructed at a cost of Rs 189.91 crore.
“In addition to this, Gadkari will also lay the foundation for about 96.47 km of national highways projects costing Rs 2114.82 crore in Roing. These include two laning of the 74.86 km Roing-Hunli section of Hunli-Anini Road (NH 313) at a cost of Rs 1,718.59 crore, two laning of the 11.31 km Hayuliang-Hawai road section of NH 113 at Rs 256.66 crore and the 10.3 km Hunli-Anini section of NH 313 at a cost of Rs 139.37 crore,” officials said.
“In Ziro, Gadkari will lay the foundation for 472 km of national highways costing Rs 5,583.92 crore. These include the 26.12 km Akajan-Likabali-Bame road at Rs 374.73 crore, and 6 packages on Joram-Kolorlang Road on NH 713 for a total length of 94.39 km, at a cost Rs 1,253.19 crore. The Minister will also re-launch a project for two laning of 351.38 km of Potin to Pangin section of NH 229 at a cost of Rs 3,956 crore,” officials said.
These projects will improve the connectivity between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and between district headquarters in the state by reducing travel time and distance.
The projects will create new employment opportunities for people in the region and ensure socio-economic development. These projects are also of strategic importance to the nation. (IANS)