Logistics

CCEA nod for North-East road projects

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on May 19, 2011 Published on May 19, 2011




The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the ADB-assisted North Eastern State Roads Investment Programme (NESRIP), a Centrally sponsored scheme of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDONER).

This nod would help construct / upgrade/ improve a total of 433-km-long roads in six North-Eastern States at an estimated cost of Rs 1353.83 crore to be implemented over a period of five years (2011-2016).

The State-wise road lengths are: Assam 74.70 km, Meghalaya 93.40 km and Sikkim 34.20 km in Tranche-I and Assam 62.90 km, Manipur 93.20 km. Mizoram 55.00 km and Tripura 20.30 km in Tranche-II.

Benefits

An estimated 4.8 million people living adjacent (within 10 km) to the project roads will be directly benefitted. Others will benefit from lower transport costs, faster transit time etc, an official release said.

The MDONER is the Executing Agency that is responsible for overall coordination with Asian Development Bank (ADB) and participating States and also monitoring the progress of the project.

A Central level steering committee and Internal Project Management Unit (IPMU) within MDONER, and a State level steering committee and Project Implementation Units (PIUs) have been established in each project State.

krsrivats@thehindu.co.in

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Published on May 19, 2011
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