Expansion of National Highways in North-Eastern States
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has formulated the Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North-East (SARDP-NE), for upgradation of 10141 km road stretches of National Highways and State Roads in the year 2005-06. Out of 10141 km of roads included under SARDP-NE, 6418 km, which inter alia includes 5219 km of NHs, has been approved by the Government for implementation under Phase â€˜Aâ€™ and the Arunachal Pradesh Package of Roads & Highways. Balance 3723 km (2210 km of NH + 1513 km of State roads) has been approved only for preparation of DPR under Phase â€˜Bâ€™ of SARDP-NE. Further as part of National Highway Development Project (NHDP), Phase â€“II in the North East, the East-West Corridor stretching from Srirampur to Silchar in Assam of 670 km has been taken up under NHDP, Phase â€“II. In addition, 102 km length of NH-44 has been sanctioned during 2015-16 under NHDP, Phase-III in North Eastern States, at a cost of Rs. 479.20 crore.