Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, laid the foundation stone for two NH projects in Assam on June 5.
In the northeastern state, the minister also commemorated the opening of two NH projects. The four projects together cost roughly Rs 1,450 crore in total.
Gadkari essentially laid the foundation stone for the construction of a 13 km-long, four-lane Daboka-Parakhuwa stretch on NH 29, which will cost Rs 517 crore, and a 4-lane Mangaldai Bypass on NH 15, which would cost Rs 535 crore.
The minister dedicated to the country the 10-kilometer, four-lane section of NH 127 from Nagaon Bypass to Teliagaon, which cost Rs 247 crore, and the 8-kilometer, four-lane part from Teliagaon to Rangagara, which cost Rs 156 crore.
Gadkari claimed in his speech that Assam is progressing in the direction of growth and prosperity. The state government assisted in obtaining early approvals for things like environmental clearances and property acquisitions.
The prime minister has ordered that the development of road and infrastructure projects in Assam and the broader northeast be given top priority. In order to improve connectivity for the northeastern regions all year long, he said, agencies have been set up to work on road and infrastructure projects.