Centre gives nod to NH programme for N-E
PM News Bureau
The Centre has given green signal to phase-A of the National Highway
Improvement programme and other roads in the north-east region for better road
The programme will undertake two- and four-laning of about 3,251 km national
highways and improvement of about 2,500 km roads and a length of 1,888 km roads
of strategic importance. It would connect 85 district headquarters in the
north-east states to national highways.
Under phase-A, improvement of 1,110 km national highways and 200 km roads and
lanes of strategic importance will be undertaken. The cost of the phase is
estimated to be Rs 4,618 crore.
The Centre has decided to prepare a DPR for phase-B involving improvement of
2,141 km national highways and 2,981 km roads of strategic importance. The
phase-C involves improvement of the balance length of 1,027 km roads.
[12 June 2006]