Guwahati: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari Friday announced sanctioning of upcoming new projects worth Rs.1.6 Lakh crore in North East.
At the concluding press conference of the review of NH projects in North East Region here, the Minister said these projects include Roads, Ropeways, RoBs, Major Bridges across River Brahmaputra and other water bodies.
Gadkari said Multi Modal logistics parks have also been proposed at Udaipur in Tripura & Silchar in Assam.
Gadkari said the central government is working towards bridging the connectivity gap in North East India and giving momentum to transport infrastructure in the region.
The Minister said around 50 Way Side Amenities and 50 Viewpoints are also being developed. Once completed, it would give a significant boost to the tourism sector and economy in the North Eastern region, he added.