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`434.23 for road devp in 5 NE states
Dimapur, Jan 28 (NPN):
Published on 29 Jan. 2011 12:06 AM IST
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The Centre has approved `434.23 crore for five states of Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Manipur and Mizoram as part of the ongoing 11th plan projects of the North Eastern Council (NEC), said Handique, Minister of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) on Friday.
He informed that the said projects would boost connectivity between and within the states and also said that the NEC is committed towards channelizing similar quantum of funds for improving the road sector in the region.
The approved projects would cover Jowai- Nartiang - Khanduli - Biathanlangsu road at an estimated cost of `138.36 crore linking between Assam and Meghalaya.
Rs.71 crore have been assigned for the 59.55 kilometers in Assam while `67.36 crore for the estimated 54.80 kilometers in Meghalaya. The date of completion has been fixed to March 2014.
Construction and improvement of Simchuthang - Pabong - Yangyang road in Sikkim would cost `62.84 crore for 23 kilometers.
Improvement of Kangokpi - Tamei road in Manipur at the cost of `87 crore for 70.25 kilometers.
Up-gradation of Sherkhan Bhagabazar road at an estimated cost of `146.03 crore for 115.20 kilometer in length.
The expenditure for the above projects would be met from plan funds of NEC to the extent of 90% of the approved cost and 10% would be borne by respective state governments. The projects will be implemented by the public works department (PWD) of the respective state governments, Handique said.

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