Friday, December 2, 2022

Gadkari announces projects worth Rs. 1.6L cr for NE

Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on Friday announced sanctioning of upcoming projects worth Rs. 1.6 lakh crores in the North East.
Addressing the concluding press conference of the review of national highway projects in North East Region in Guwahati, the minister said that these projects include road, ropeways, RoBs, major bridges across River Brahmaputra and other water bodies.
Gadkari said that Multi Modal Logistics Parks have been proposed at Udaipur in Tripura and Silchar in Assam.
“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, we are working towards bringing the connectivi-ty gap in North East India and giving momentum to transport infrastructure in the region,” he added.
The Minister said that around 50-way side amenities and 50 viewpoints are also being devel-oped. “Once completed, it would give significant boost to the Tourism sector and economy in North Eastern region.”
The union minister on November 9, 2022 approved a slew of new road projects, valued at Rs. 68,000 crore, in four North Eastern states to make international standard surface connectivity.
“New projects worth Rs. 50,000 crore for Assam, Rs. 9,000 crore for Meghalaya, Rs. 5,000 crore for Nagaland and Rs. 4,000 crore for Sikkim were approved. Our aim is to change the en-tire scenario of road transport in NE by 2024. We target to make roads of international stand-ards in this region,” Gadkari said.
Road projects worth around Rs 3 lakh cr to be completed in NE by 2024
PTI: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that road projects worth around Rs 3 lakh crore will be completed in northeast by the end of 2024, in line with the BJP-led central government’s commitment to improve connectivity the region.
He also said that the Centre was ready to allocate projects worth another Rs 2 lakh crore for the region if issues related to land acquisition and forest clearances are timely resolved by the state governments.
“If we take into account the projects that are underway or have been built, along with the up-coming ones, it would be worth around Rs 3 lakh crore. And all of these will be completed by 2024,” Gadkari said, addressing a press meet here.
Besides the major road projects, there are several projects being undertaken in the region for ropeways, bridges, logistics and wayside amenities, he added.
Youth should be employment creators: Meanwhile, speaking at the second convocation of The Assam Royal Global University, Gadkari said: “Youth should not be just wealth creators; they should be employment creators too.”
Using knowledge and research, the youth can formulate the strengths and weaknesses of the society and devise solutions that can benefit the country, he stated.
He said that the youth, as “employment creators”, can fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vi-sion of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
He also stressed on the use of research and technology for finding solutions in all spheres.
“Youth should not be just wealth creators; they should be employment creators too,” he said. Using knowledge and research, the youth can formulate the strengths and weaknesses of the society and devise solutions that can benefit the country, he stated.

11 (AGENCIES): Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on Friday announced sanctioning of upcoming projects worth Rs. 1.6 lakh crores in the North East.
Addressing the concluding press conference of the review of national highway projects in North East Region in Guwahati, the minister said that these projects include road, ropeways, RoBs, major bridges across River Brahmaputra and other water bodies.
Gadkari said that Multi Modal Logistics Parks have been proposed at Udaipur in Tripura and Silchar in Assam.
“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, we are working towards bringing the connectivi-ty gap in North East India and giving momentum to transport infrastructure in the region,” he added.
The Minister said that around 50-way side amenities and 50 viewpoints are also being devel-oped. “Once completed, it would give significant boost to the Tourism sector and economy in North Eastern region.”
The union minister on November 9, 2022 approved a slew of new road projects, valued at Rs. 68,000 crore, in four North Eastern states to make international standard surface connectivity.
“New projects worth Rs. 50,000 crore for Assam, Rs. 9,000 crore for Meghalaya, Rs. 5,000 crore for Nagaland and Rs. 4,000 crore for Sikkim were approved. Our aim is to change the en-tire scenario of road transport in NE by 2024. We target to make roads of international stand-ards in this region,” Gadkari said.
Road projects worth around Rs 3 lakh cr to be completed in NE by 2024
PTI: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that road projects worth around Rs 3 lakh crore will be completed in northeast by the end of 2024, in line with the BJP-led central government’s commitment to improve connectivity the region.
He also said that the Centre was ready to allocate projects worth another Rs 2 lakh crore for the region if issues related to land acquisition and forest clearances are timely resolved by the state governments.
“If we take into account the projects that are underway or have been built, along with the up-coming ones, it would be worth around Rs 3 lakh crore. And all of these will be completed by 2024,” Gadkari said, addressing a press meet here.
Besides the major road projects, there are several projects being undertaken in the region for ropeways, bridges, logistics and wayside amenities, he added.
Youth should be employment creators: Meanwhile, speaking at the second convocation of The Assam Royal Global University, Gadkari said: “Youth should not be just wealth creators; they should be employment creators too.”
Using knowledge and research, the youth can formulate the strengths and weaknesses of the society and devise solutions that can benefit the country, he stated.
He said that the youth, as “employment creators”, can fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vi-sion of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
He also stressed on the use of research and technology for finding solutions in all spheres.
“Youth should not be just wealth creators; they should be employment creators too,” he said. Using knowledge and research, the youth can formulate the strengths and weaknesses of the society and devise solutions that can benefit the country, he stated.

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