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Road projects to improve state economy
Staff Reporter Dimapur, Feb 6(NPN):
Published on 7 Feb. 2011 12:48 AM IST
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With the government of India refocusing on increased road connectivity throughout the country, the ambitious project of improving existing roads into six or four lane highways including state highways to the desired standard, Nagaland is also all set to have more road connectivity and improvement of existing ones.
A major road construction worth Rs.1130.67 crore is all set to begin in Nagaland promising much benefit for the local people in the areas.
The bid for four sections of current state highways was won by M/s Maytas Infra Ltd who is set to begin works through joint venture with Gayatri Projects Ltd for the Rs.1130.67 crore project sthat includes four sectors: Mon-Wakching-Merangkong; Chakhabama-Zunheboto and Phek-Chizami-Pfutsero.
The four sections which were constructed by the Border Roads have been taken over by the state. The expansion of the existing above highways would mean these would be converted into two-lane highways whose total length is around 300 kms.
The rate for the 300 kms works out to around Rs.3.76 crore per kilometer of already existing highway though in dilapidated condition.
Meanwhile, the BRO is all set to construct two arterial roads from two points in Nagaland with Assam- joining Bokajan and the other joining Lumding section. One of the proposed connectivity would be Bokajan-New Ralan-Botsa and the other, Peren-Jalukie-Lumding.The total length of the two roads is around 115 kms. These two routes are expected to lighten the pressure on the existing NH 29(earlier NH 39) from Bokajan-Dimapur-Kohima.

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