New Delhi has approved 3,246 km road length in northeast to be developed as Economic Corridor.
Disclosing this to Northeast Now, a senior government official said that under Bharatmala Pariyojana (BMP), road stretches aggregating to about 5301 km in northeastern states have been approved for improvement. “3,246 km road length has been approved for development of Economic Corridor in North East,” the official said.
The official said that development and maintenance of National Highways (NHs) is a continuous process and the highways are kept in traffic-worthy condition depending upon the availability of funds and inter se priority.
“Under the Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North-East (SARDP-NE) including Arunachal Package of Roads and Highways, 6,418 km of road stretches of National Highways and State Roads have been taken up to improve the connectivity in the northeastern region,” the official said.
In order to expedite road construction, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has set up a company named as “National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited” (NHIDCL) for construction, upgradation, widening of National Highways in the region.
Significantly, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has set up a project monitoring information system (PMIS) for tracking the status of all projects, preparation of reports and online upload of important projects documents like DPRs and contract documents.