NHAI to invest Rs 50,000 cr in North-East

NHAI to invest Rs 50,000 cr in North-East
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First Published: Mon, Sep 10 2007. 05 15 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Sep 10 2007. 05 15 PM IST
By PTI
Agartala: National Highway Authority of India would invest Rs50,000 crore in the northeast region in the 11th Five Year Plan for increased connectivity with all state capitals.
NHAI would invest Rs50,000 crore in the 11th Five Year Plan for augmenting capacity of high density corridors which would result in provision of improved four lane national highway link to all state capitals, NHAI director general S K Nirmal said on 10 Spetember.
Nirmal, who attended the just concluded three-day seminar ‘North-East India´ - a gate way to south east Asia, organised by Institution of Engineers, said trans-Asian highways to connect north-east with south east Asian countries should be given priority.
He said alternative national highways to improve inter- region connectivity should be prioritised and all the district headquarters should be connected with such highways. A team of experts who attended the seminar recommended developing connectivity between Chittagong port in Bangladesh and Haldia port in West Bengal.
The team also recommended linking railways to every capital of the region. At present only Guwahati is connected with railways, while Tripura’s capital Agartala is likely to be linked by March next year.
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