Centre Sanctions Rs 6,621.62 Crore For Construction Of Frontier Highway In Arunachal Pradesh

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In a significant development aimed at bolstering connectivity and fostering socioeconomic growth in Arunachal Pradesh, the Centre has allocated Rs 6,621.62 crore for the construction of the ambitious frontier highway.

The announcement was reportedly made by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday.

The allocated funds are designated for the construction of eight packages along National Highway 913 (Frontier Highway), covering a total length of 265.49 kilometers.

The project, transitioning to an intermediate lane configuration using the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) mode, aims to enhance connectivity to border areas and promote economic development within the state.

Minister Gadkari highlighted the significance of the project, stating that it would not only facilitate reverse migration towards the border areas but also play a crucial role in establishing essential road infrastructure connecting significant river basins.

Moreover, the greenfield road is designed to link uninhabited and sparsely populated areas of upper Arunachal, making it conducive to tourism, as per reports.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu welcomed the development project, expressing gratitude to Minister Gadkari for the fresh allocation.

Khandu emphasized that the initiative marks a monumental step towards enhanced connectivity and socioeconomic development in the region.

He added that the frontier highway would create job opportunities, curb migration, and increase tourist footfall, thereby fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Arunachal Pradesh.

Adding more to its significance, the construction of the frontier highway is anticipated to not only improve accessibility but also pave the way for the development of numerous hydropower projects within the state, further contributing to its economic growth and prosperity, as reported

With the commencement of this project, Arunachal Pradesh is poised to witness a new era of connectivity.

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