Rs.1 lakh crore for road infrastructure in northeast : Gadkari

Posted on:30 May 2016 18:03:30

Rs.1 lakh crore for road infrastructure in northeast : Gadkari
30 May 2016 Current Affairs GK: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on 28 May 2016 that the government will invest Rs.one lakh crore in the northeast region to develop road infrastructure in five years.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had instructed him to put special emphasis on infrastructural development in the northeast as the region remained deprived off the progress for years.Development works estimated at Rs.40,000 crore have already started in the region.

On development of waterways, Gadkari said that water transport is the cheapest way of travelling and with India having a 7500-km-long coastline which connects 78 districts of 13 states, the scope of water transport is immense.

The multi-modal hubs are being developed in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Haldia in West Bengal and Sahibganj in Jharkhand where Ganga flows. As many as 40 water ports are being made and work on developing waterways on Brahmaputra River will start soon.Development of waterways will be the biggest achievement of our government.

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