Gadkari to lay foundation for highway projects in Arunachal

NEW DELHI, Dec 18: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate and lay the foundation for national highway projects worth Rs 9,533 crore in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday.
“The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate/lay the foundation for national highways projects worth Rs 9,533 crore at separate events in Roing (Lower Dibang Valley and Ziro (Lower Subansiri) on Thursday,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, reports PTI.
In Roing, the minister will inaugurate bridges across the Dibang and Lohit river system, including the approach road between Chowkham and Digaru.
The total length of the project, costing Rs 1,508.30 crore, is 30.95 kms.
“The minister will also inaugurate the recently two-laned 25.14 km Mahadevpur-Buri Dihing section of NH 52 B, constructed at a cost of Rs 136.60 crore, and the 22.23 km Bordumsa-Namchik section of NH-52 B, constructed at a cost of Rs 189.91 crore,” it said.
Gadkari will also lay the foundation for about 96.47 kms of national highway projects costing Rs 2,114.82 crore in Roing.
In Ziro, Gadkari will lay the foundation for 472 kms of national highways, costing Rs 5,583.92 crore.
He will also re-launch a project for two-laning of the 351.38 km long Potin-Pangin section of NH 229, at a cost of Rs 3,956 crore.
These projects will improve connectivity between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and between district headquarters in the state by reducing travel time and distance.
These projects are also of strategic importance to the nation, it said.