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Dec 21, 2018

Gadkari lays foundation for several NH projects in Arunachal

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari has said Road infrastructure works are progressing very fast in Arunachal Pradesh .  Laying    foundation stones for several national highway projects at Roing in Lower Dibang Valley District yesterday ,  road projects worth 28,000 crore are  underway  in  the state. 

 The Minister also inaugurated two bridges over the Lohit and Dibang River. Addressing  the  public    after the inauguration of the bridges ,Mr. Gadkari said  before the  NDA came to power, the length of National Highway in the state was 1804 KM and now  it is 2885 KMs. 

The Minister also said that his department has done works worth Ten Lakh Crores and every  project is cleared and done in a very transparent, time bound and result oriented way. 

Mr. Gadkari   said that in Arunachal Pradesh bamboo is abundantly found and with this resource the state can become a Bio-fuel hub in the future. He said this will help reduce unemployment and increase farmers’ income.

Later in a separate function in Ziro, Mr.Gadkari laid the foundation for 472 km of national highways costing Rs 5583.92 Crore in Lower Subansiri District.

Mr. Gadkari is being accompanied by Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.

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