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Centre to spend Rs.20000 cr for Nagaland roads

Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari here on Monday announced that the government will spend Rs 1.5 lakh crore for improving national highways in the North Eastern states of the country, out of which around Rs. 20,000 will be spent for Nagaland.

“This will include about Rs 17,000 crore in Sikkim; Rs 48,221 crore in Assam; Rs 20,000 crore in Nagaland; Rs 12,000 crore Mizoram; Rs 22,000 crore in Manipur; Rs 8,000 crore in Tripura; Rs 10,000 crore in Arunachal Pradesh; and Rs 8,000 crore in Meghalaya,” Gadkari said while inaugurating the 102-km Jowai-Ratacherra section of NH-6 in Meghalaya.

Stating that land acquisition and environmental clearances were the two major hurdles delaying the road infrastructure, he asked the chief ministers of the region to hold monthly review meetings on land acquisition and environmental clearance for early implementation of road projects


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