The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation for national highways projects.
The projects are worth Rs 9533 Crores at separate events in Roing and Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday.
Gadkari will be accompanied by the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.
Gadkari will inaugurate bridges across Dibang and Lohit River System in Roing, including the approach road between Chowkham-Digaru. The total length of this project is 30.95 km and cost Rs 1508.30 crore.
The Minister will also inaugurate the recently two-laned, 25.14 km Mahadevpur to Buri Dihing section of NH-52 B, constructed at a cost of Rs 136.60 Crore and 22.23 km Bordumsa- Namchik section of NH-52 B constructed at a cost of Rs 189.91 crore.
In addition to this, Gadkari will lay the foundation for about 96.47 km of national highways projects costing Rs 2114.82 Crore in Roing.
These include 2 laning of the 74.86 km Roing-Hunli Section of Hunli-Anini Road (NH 313) at a cost of Rs 1718.59 Crore; 2 laning of the 11.31km Hayuliang-Hawai Road section of NH113 at Rs 256.66 Crore and the 10.3 km Hunli-Anini section of NH 313 at a cost of Rs 139.37 Crore.
In Ziro, Gadkari will lay the foundation for 472 km of national highways costing Rs 5583.92 Crore. These include the 26.12 Km Akajan-Likabali-Bame road at Rs 374.73 Crore, and 6 packages on Joram-Kolorlang Road on NH 713 for a total length of 94.39 km and cost Rs 1253.19 Crore. The Minister will also relaunch a project for 2 laning of 351.38 km of Potin to Pangin section of NH 229 at a cost of Rs 3956 Crore.
These projects will improve the connectivity between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and between district headquarters in the state by reducing travel time and distance.
The projects will create new employment opportunities for people in the region and ensure socio-economic development. These projects are also of strategic importance to the nation.