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DoNER Nod For IT Road Fund

IMPHAL, Jan 29: Fund amount of Rs 87.03 crores for improvement of the 70.25 kilometers long Kangpokpi- Tamei Road in Manipur has been approved by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER).

The Kangpokpi-Tamei road improvement fund has the consent of DoNER Minister Bijoy Krishna Handique, with March 2013 set as the date of completion.

The allocation was out of a total of Rs 434.23 crores approved by the Minister for road improvement projects covering the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Mizoram, besides Manipur.

The fund allocation is informed to be a part of the ongoing 11th Plan Projects of the North Eastern Council (NEC), according to a statement issued by Press information Bureau.

While informing that the said projects would boost connectivity between the States as well as connectivity within the States, BK Handique also affirmed that the NEC is committed towards channelizing similar quantum of funds for improving the road sector in the Region.

The Ministry also approved improvement of Jowai-Nartiang’“Khanduli’“Biathanlangsu road at an estimated cost of Rs. 138.36 crores which will link Assam and Meghalaya.

The Assam portion of the said project is 59.55 kms at an estimated cost of Rs.71 crores and the Meghalaya portion of 54.80 kms at an estimated cost of Rs.67.36 crores.

The date of completion for the project is March, 2014.

Moreover, construction and improvement of Simchuthang’“Pabong’“Yangyang Road in Sikkim at an estimated cost of Rs.62.84 crores and length of 23 kms has also been approved by the DoNER setting date of completion for March, 2013.

Upgradation of Sherkhan Bhagabazar Road at an estimated cost of Rs.146.03 crores and length of 115.20 kms is the other project for which the Ministry has approved fund allocation. The date of completion has been set for March, 2014.

The expenditure for the said projects would be met from Plan Funds of NEC to the extent of 90 percent of the approved cost and 10 percent would be borne by the respective State Governments.  The Projects will be implemented by the Public Works Department of the respective states, the release added.

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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