Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari reviewed the progress of National Highways development projects in the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Nagaland at Guwahati.Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union Minister General VK Singh, senior officials of the Ministry and four states attended the meeting.During the meeting yesterday, discussions were held on land acquisition issues, progress of ongoing projects, proposed projects, use of new technologies, disputes and arbitration and possible financial interventions. Mr Gadkari also reviewed the delayed projects in the four states and issued specific instructions to get them on track.The Minister directed all officials for the speedy completion of projects. He stressed upon the importance of coordination and partnership between Central and State agencies to develop top-class transport infrastructure in North Eastern States.Later, addressing a late-night press conference after reviewing various national highway projects in the north-east region, the Union Minister said, new projects are worth 50,000 crore rupees for Assam, 9,000 crore rupees for Meghalaya, 5,000 crore rupees for Nagaland and 4,000 crore rupees for Sikkim were approved. He announced several infrastructure development projects for Assam. He also approved many Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the state.Mr Gadkari said, within two years, road infrastructure in Assam will be developed at par with international standards. He informed that his Ministry has approved the DPR of a ring road in Guwahati including a new bridge over Brahmaputra connecting Narengi and Kuruwa apart from 10 flyovers across the State. The ring road project would cost 4500 crores rupees. Mr. Gadkari thanked Assam Chief Minister for his prompt efforts in land acquisition process for road infrastructure in the State.
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