Gadkari lays foundation stone for 16 national road projects in Manipur



Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for 16 national highway projects in Manipur with an investment of Rs 4,148 crore covering a total length of 298 km.

According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the projects will provide all-weather connectivity to Manipur with the rest of the country and neighboring countries. These road projects will stimulate agricultural, industrial and socio-economic progress in the region, in addition to facilitating health care and emergency services in the most remote areas and generating employment and self-employment opportunities.

During the inauguration of the projects at Imphal, Gadkari said that projects worth Rs 5,000 crore have also been sanctioned for the state and that the detailed project reports (DPR) will be completed within six months and the work will start in a year.

He said the expansion of highways in the state will be recommended under Phase II of Bharatmala.

“The Prime Minister gives the highest priority to the northeast and the road infrastructure will contribute to the development of Manipur and make it socially and economically strong,” he said.

The minister said that water, electricity, transport and communications are the four most important things for the development of industry, for job creation and poverty eradication.

“Manipur is a very beautiful state with immense potential for tourism,” said Gadkari.

Gadkari also sought the cooperation of all stakeholders to resolve issues and complete projects within a specified time frame.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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