Mizoram: Center to strengthen connectivity and highway project ₹6,600 cr | Popgen Tech


To strengthen connectivity in the state, the central government will sanction 6,600 crore in highway projects in Mizoram, Chief Minister Zoramthanga said at a program at the Mizo National Front (MNF) office on Tuesday.

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While addressing the programme, CM Zoramthanga informed that he had joined a review meeting of north east state on highway project last week. In the meeting, Union Minister for Roads and Transport, Nitin Gadkari, assured that the central government will launch several highways and road projects in Mizoram.

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, who presided over the meeting, announced that the Center would sanction several highway projects in Mizoram. 6,664 crore to strengthen connectivity in the state,” Zoramthanga said.

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Along with announcing the value of the projects, Mizoram CM also informed that the proposed projects include the expansion of a highway near the Myanmar border. A 28-kilometer national highway will be widened to Longmasu, near the Myanmar border. Another 21-km-long stretch between Vairengte and Sairang will be converted into four lanes.

He further informed that Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will soon visit the state to unveil two bridge projects in Mizoram. There were some issues related to compensation of land acquired for national highway projects. CM Zoramthanga assured that the center has taken steps to solve these problems for the instant payment of the compensation for land acquired for the national highway projects.

It is important to note that more than a 1500 landowners staged protests in Mizoram demanding compensation for their land that was taken to widen NH-306 and NH-6 from Vairengte-Kawnpui-Kawnpui. It is important to note that National Highway-306 is an important road in the state that has a lot of economic sense. The NH 306 is the key route for supplying essential goods to the state from the rest of the nation.

(With inputs from PTI)

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