Boost for North-East! Two inter-state road projects dedicated in the region

The 17.47 Km-long Doimukh-Harmuti road links Assam and Arunachal Pradesh while the 1.66 Km Tura-Mankachar road provides connectivity between Assam and Meghalaya.

In a boost to north-east road connectivity, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Jitendra Singh dedicated two Inter-State road projects in the North-Eastern Region. The 17.47 Km-long Doimukh-Harmuti road links Assam and Arunachal Pradesh while the 1.66 Km Tura-Mankachar road provides connectivity between Assam and Meghalaya.

It may be noted that the construction work for both the roads has been implemented by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL). The Doimukh-Harmuti Inter-State Road has been constructed at a cost of Rs 58.25 crores. The length of road in Assam is 7.87 Km and remaining 9.60 Kms in Arunachal Pradesh. The construction of the road was started in September 2017 and completed in January this year.

Tura-Mankachar Road’s construction started in September 2017 and was completed in June 2018 at a cost of Rs 4.71 Crores. The road provides alternative connectivity to Tura and will immensely benefit the people residing in the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.

Speaking on the occasion, Jitendra Singh said, “The inauguration of the two roads marks a reiteration of the government’s commitment to the development of the North-Eastern Region (NER).” He said that the North-East has undergone a revolutionary transformation in the last five years.

He further said that the region faced a unique challenge as it lacked intra-regional connectivity compared to connectivity with the rest of the country. Both roads are designed as two-lane carriage ways to cater to the traffic load of 10 MSA (Million Standard Axles).