Developmental projects speed up in North East

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has taken up the construction work of Greenfield airport at Pakyong, Sikkim. This airport is expected to be operational by the end of this year.
The Ministry is also trying to operationalise the non-operational airport at Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh.

Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) recently sanctioned the project proposal for protection of Majuli Island from flood and erosion of river Brahmaputra under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources – Central (NLCPR-Central).

Indian Railways is also laying emphasis on developing infrastructure in the northeastern region. 20 major railway projects consisting of 13 new lines, 2 gauge conversions and 5 doublings having aggregate length of 2624 kms have been taken up.

Ministry of DoNER is also sanctioning infrastructure projects under its schemes Non- Lapsable Central Pool of Resources, Social and Infrastructure Development Fund and through the North Eastern Council for bridging gaps in infrastructure.

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