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Centre plans multi-crore transport projects in NE

Shillong, Nov 11: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has announced sanctioning of  new projects worth Rs 1.6 lakh crore in the North East.

After reviewing road projects for the North East  in Guwahati on Friday, he told reporters that these projects include roads, ropeways, RoBs, major bridges across river Brahmaputra and other water bodies.

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Gadkari said ‘Multi Modal Logistics Parks’ have also been proposed at Udaipur in Tripura and Silchar

Gadkari said under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi efforts are on for bridging the connectivity gap in North East and giving momentum to transport infrastructure in the region.

The minister said around 50 way side amenities and 50 viewpoints are also being developed. Once completed, it would give a significant boost to the tourism sector and economy in the Northeastern region , he added.

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