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Arunachal roads to be widened, cost Rs 2,931 crore


June 9, 2011 - New Delhi

The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) on Thursday approved a Rs 2,931 crore outlay for widening two existing road projects in Arunachal Pradesh.

The funds would be used for two-laning of the Nechipu to Hoj and Potin to Pangin road stretches in Arunachal Pradesh to national highway standard.

Out of the total outlay, Rs 1,676 crore would be utilised toward the civil cost of widening the Potin to Pangin stretch and the remaining Rs 1,255 crore for the Nechipu to Hoj stretch.

The road would greatly facilitate the security/defence agencies to combat anti-national activities and threat on border areas.

The widening of the Nechipu-Hoj and Potin-Pangin stretches would improve internal connectivity of the western and eastern districts of the state, respectively, with the capital, Itanagar

Apart from this, the road would also help in hydro power projects coming up in Arunachal Pradesh.

Widening of the two stretches to two lanes was approved in the June, 2009, meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure.

Both the projects in Arunachal Pradesh would be implemented on a Built-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis.

ANI

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