Infrastructure Projects in North Eastern Region

IAS Prelims 2023

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).



    Source PIB