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Centre gives approval to several surface transport projects in NE states

NEW DELHI: Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari has accorded approval to upgradation, rehabilitation and reconstruction of a number of projects in north eastern states on April 9.

In Sikkim, Gadkari approved a project worth Rs 29.05 crore for NH 310A in 2020-21.

For Mizoram, he has approved the strengthening of a 27.98km stretch of NH 154 at a cost of Rs 24.07 crore in 2020-21.

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During the 2020-21 fiscal, Gadkari approved seven projects totaling 14.99 km and costing Rs 142.5 crore for Meghalaya.

Meghalaya has approved the construction of the Jowai bye pass, which connects NH 40E, at a cost of Rs 93.59 crore, including slab cover cum footpath on various stretches of the Shillong-Nongstoin road on NH 44E at a cost of Rs 4.92 crore and bridge rehabilitation on a portion of NH 51 at a cost of Rs 2.57 crore.

For Manipur, he approved three projects totaling 92.68 km and costing Rs 51.24 crore.

Manipur has approved the preparation of a DPR for an elevated corridor through Imphal city at a cost of Rs 2.15 crore, a portion of NH 102A for restoration and rehabilitation at a cost of Rs 78.23 crore and the strengthening and widening of the Imphal-Moreh segment of NH 39(102) at a cost of Rs 70.86 crore.

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