Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that all the North-Eastern States are connected by one or more mode of transport i.e. Air, Rail, Road and Inland Waterways.
In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that infrastructure projects taken up in the North Eastern Region inter alia include projects of road and rail connectivity; modernization and development of new airports.
Important infrastructure projects completed during the last two years includes Pakyong Airport (Sikkim), Rupsi Airport (Assam); Lumding- Hojai Rail line doubling project (45 Km) in Assam; 300 MW Kameng and 110 MW Pare Hydro Power projects in Arunachal Pradesh; ICP at Moreh and 1819 km of road length covering all North Eastern States. Under North Eastern States Roads Investment Programme (Externally Aided Project), construction/upgradation of three roads (Kalitakuchi to Barpeta-58.5 km, Tamulpur to Paneri-43 km and Paneri to Udalgiri-18.4 km) along with five major bridges in Assam and one road (Garobada to Dalu-93.4 km) in Meghalaya have been completed.
The projects completed in Tripura include Agartala – Sabroom new Rail line project (112 km); 2-laning with paved shoulder of Udaipur- Sabroom Section of NH-44 from km 55.00 to km 128.712; and strengthening and widening works of NH-8 (old NH-44) from km. 284 to km 318; Waterway on river Gomati (Tripura).