The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari today laid the foundation for several national highways projects at Roing in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Minister inaugurated the 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 the above, Gadkari also laid the foundation for about 96.47 km of national highways projects costing Rs 2114.82 Crore in Roing.
While dedicating the 30.95 kilometre bridges on Dibang and Lohit river on Chaukham – Digru and Bomzur -Meka route, he said these new connecting bridges will not only reduce the distance and time in the hilly region but will also boost tourism and generate employment for Aruanchal Pradesh. At the same time, all the North eastern states will be benefitted, he added.
The new bridges will give 24×7 connectivity between upper Assam and East Arunachal Pradesh. He said these projects will attract more industries in the state.
During the programme the state Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju were also present.
In Ziro, Gadkari will lay the foundation for 472 km of national highways costing Rs 5583.92 Crore.