Gadkari announces Rs 1,90,000 crore for road projects in Northeast
He iterated that infrastructure development in the region has always been a priority of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
"Our government accords the highest priority to infrastructure development in the northeast. We seek the cooperation of state governments for land acquisition, forest clearances, and encroachment solutions," the minister for road transport and highways told reporters here.
He urged the state governments in the region to regularly monitor the progress of the infrastructure projects.
"A total of Rs 1,66,026 crore has been sanctioned for construction of 10,892 km of roads in all eight states under National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited. Additionally, Rs 7,000 crore has been approved for roadworks under National Highway Authority of India.