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Parliament Updated on North East Region Projects

Sanctioned: Hollongi Greenfield Airport


Sanctioned: Hollongi Greenfield Airport


Ministry of DoNER
Minister Dr Singh (file picture).

About 5,273 km road has been sanctioned for execution at an estimated cost of Rs.57,518 crore under the Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North East (SARDP-NE), Parliament was updated on 10 July 2019.

Out of sanctioned 5,273 km, 3,029 km (as on 31 March 2019) has been completed against total expenditure of Rs.30,315 crore, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh said in written reply to Lok Sabha.

In rail sector, projects such as Jiribam-Imphal, Dimapur (Dhansiri) – Zubza (Kohima), Agartala-Sabroom, Teteliya-Byrnihat, Byrnihat-Shillong, Bhairabi-Sairang, Murokongselek-Pasighat, Agartala (India) – Akhaura (Bangladesh) have been taken up for development in the Region.

In respect of Air connectivity, projects have been taken up for modernization and development of Airports at Guwahati, Imphal, Agartala, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Tezu etc.

A Greenfield airport at Hollongi (Itanagar) has also been sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs.645.63 crore.

The Greenfield Airport at Pakyong, constructed at a cost of Rs.553.50 crore, is now operational.

Nineteen new waterways have been declared as National Waterways (NWs) in the North Eastern Region. An expenditure of Rs.270.50 crore was incurred on projects of National Waterway (NW) No. 2 (River Brahmaputra) and NW-16 (River Barak) and studies for 18 new NWs in the last three years.

In order to augment tele-connectivity, Bharat Net project is being implemented to connect all the 11,956 Gram Panchayats (5860 in phase-I and 6096 in phase-II) at a cost of Rs.644.55 crore in the North Eastern Region, for providing broadband connectivity in the Gram Panchayats in a phased manner. Comprehensive Telecom Development Project (CTDP) for the North-Eastern Region at an estimated cost of Rs.5,336.18 crore is being implemented to install 6,673 mobile towers for 8,621 identified uncovered villages, 321 mobile towers for National Highways and strengthening of transmission network in the NER.

In the power sector, projects for augmenting transmission and distribution system have been taken up under Comprehensive Scheme for Strengthening of Transmission and Distribution System in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim (CSST&DS) at an estimated cost of Rs.4,754.42 crore and North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP) for the States of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura and Assam at an estimated cost of Rs.5,111.33 crore.

In addition to above, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region has also taken up projects for filling gaps in infrastructure through its schemes such as NLCPR-State, North East Road Sector Development Scheme (NERSDS), North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS) and Schemes of North Eastern Council (NEC), Dr Singh informed the house.

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