Seven northeastern towns including Guwahati, Imphal, Silchar, Shillong, Dibrugarh, Dimapur and Aizawl figured in the Bharatmala Pariyojana. The Central government on Monday has announced its plan to construct bypasses, ring roads, choke points and congestion points under Bharatmala Pariyojana in important cities of the country including state capitals of NE states in order to address traffic congestion problem.
A total budget outlay of Rs 5,35,000 crore has been earmarked for Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I proposed to be executed over a period of five years from 2017-18 to 2021-22.
This information was given by Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers, Mansukh L Mandaviya in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Monday.
The statement said that 28 Ring Roads, 125 Choke Points and 66 Congestion Points have been identified in the entire country under Phase-I of Bharatmala Pariyojana, where interventions have been planned.
The major cities in the northeastern states where such intervention have been planned include Guwahati, Imphal, Silchar, Shillong, Dibrugarh, Dimapur and Aizawl.