Foundation laid Rs 3000 crore highway project for Manipur

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Imphal: Union minister for road transport, highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stones for 13 different highway projects and inaugurated a road safety project of the state through video conference on Monday.

The total length of these projects is around 316 kilometres, and the total project cost is around Rs. 3000 crore.

Chief minister N. Biren Singh presided the virtual function from Manipur Bhawan, New Delhi, which was also attended by minister of state (independent charge) for DoNER and PMO Dr Jitendra Singh and MoS Road Transport and Highways Gen. (retd.) VK Singh. They were also joined from Imphal by works minister Th. Biswajit, CAF & PD minister Karam Shyam, water resources minister Letpao Haokip, agriculture minister V. Hangkhanlian, education minister Th. Radheshyam, MP RK Ranjan, MP Lorho Pfoze, MP (Rajya Sabha) Leishemba Sanajaoba, Manipur Tribal Development Corporation chairman Vungzagin Valte, advisor to Chief minister K. Leishiyo, chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar and other officials.

Speaking on the occasion, Nitin Gadkari announced that the foundation stone for an elevated highway in Imphal city as proposed by the state government would also be laid soon for which DPR is being prepared. The Union minister said that the Centre has taken up various projects keeping with Prime Minister’s desire to develop infrastructure in the North East.

Regarding Central Roads Fund (CRF), Gadkari assured to release additional funds of about Rs 250 crore as soon as the utilization certificates for earlier works are received from the state. He also urged the chief minister to speed up land acquisition and utility shifting works in the dtate so that road projects could be expedited.

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The Minister also informed that dredging has been completed in Brahmputra and Barak rivers, and it is now possible to transport people and consignments through waterways. He also suggested linking of Imphal with this river routes. He also called for adopting alternate fuel for public transport in the North East as it is cheaper and environment friendly.

Gadkari also highlighted the role of MSME sector in improving the employment and economic scenario in Manipur. Informing about the recent expansion of MSME units, he exhorted the chief ninister to consider setting up of Special Designing Centres where quality of local handloom and handicraft products can be improved for export to foreign countries.

Biren Singh thanked Nitin Gadkari for revamping Imphal-Jiribam and Imphal-Moreh roads. He informed the minister that condition of these two important roads are good in most sections though landslide happens in some places during rainy season.

He further said Makru and Barak bridges, for which foundation stones were laid under the Union minister’s guidance, would be completed by the end of this year.

Stating that lots of developmental changes could be seen in the state ever since the erstwhile ‘Look East Policy’ was changed into ‘Act East Policy’ under the supervision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Biren Singh said that works for upgradation of four-lane highway of Imphal-Moreh road are going on in full swing.

Construction of Imphal-Jiribam highway is also underway though the project was slightly delayed in the beginning due to land compensation issues. Apart from it, construction of Moreh bypass road and Pallel-Chandel road would also start soon, he added.

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Imphal being a small city, is very congested now, as such there is need for an elevated highway, Biren said and added that people of Manipur are thankful to Gadkari for responding positively to the proposal of the 25-km-long Imphal City elevated highway project. He also requested the minister to upgrade the Imphal-Moirang road to a four-lane highway.

 

NHIDCL

Sl. No.

Name of Project

Length in km

Cost in Rs. crore

1.

Four Laning of Imphal –Moreh Section of NH-39(NH-102) from Km 330.00 to Km 350.00 (Package-I)

20

762

2.

Widening to 2 (Two) Lane with Hard shoulder of Churachandpur to Tuivai section of NH 102B from Km 0.000 to Km 13.747 (Package-1A)

13.75

167.95

3.

Widening to 2 (Two) Lane with Hard shoulder of Churachandpur to Tuivai section of NH 102B from Km 13.747 to Km 32.835 (Package-1B)

19.08

241.52

4.

Widening to 2 (Two) Lane with Hard shoulder of Churachandpur to Tuivai section of NH 102B from Km 32.835 to Km 48.587 `(Package-2A)

15.75

232.99

5.

Widening to 2 (Two) Lane with Hard shoulder of Churachandpur to Tuivai section of NH 102B from Km 118+850 to Km 130+000 (Package-4A)

11.15

204.12

6.

Widening / Strengthening to Two laning with hard shoulder of PallelChandel section From Km 0.000 to Km 18.292 of NH-102C

18.29

107.72

7.

Construction of Moreh Bypass to Two Lane with paved shoulder from Km 421.950 to Km 425.411 (Length = 2.52 Km) on NH-39

2.52

68.14

8.

Widening /Improvement to 2 (Two) Lane with Earthen Shoulder of Yaingangpokpi-Finch Corner Section from km 0.00 to 16.900 (length 16.900km) of NH 202 Package I

16.90

237.39

9.

Widening /Improvement to 2 (Two) Lane with Earthen Shoulder of Yaingangpokpi-Finch Corner Section from km 16.900 to 30.970 (length 14.070km) of NH 202 Package II

14.07

241.42

10.

2-laning of Churachandpur Tuivai Section of NH-102B (2B Packages)

21.88

365.33

11.

2-laning of Churachandpur Tuivai Section of NH-102B (4B Packages)

11.03

177.77

 

Total

164.42 Km

2806.35 Crore

 

PWD, Manipur

Sl. No.

Name of Project

Length

Cost

1.

Restoration and Rehabilitation of road from km 00/00 to km 83/50 (length=83.50 km) on NH-102A i/c protection/slide slope works byretainingwalls etc. essential places and 83 nos of HP culverts in the state of Manipur on

EPC mode.

(Job No:102A/MN/2020-21/33.

83.50 Km

Rs. 55.52 Cr.

2.

Restoration and Rehabilitation of road from km 134/00 to km 202/00 (length=68 km) on NH-102A i/c protection/slide slope works by retaining walls etc. essential places and 50 nos of HP culverts in the state of Manipur on EPC mode.

(Job No:102A/MN/2019-20/30

68.00 Km

Rs. 53.81 Cr.

3.

Road Safety work through improvement of Junctions, Foot over Bridge, Footpath, Road Signs, Marking etc. in km 462 to 464 of NH- 150 (New NH-02) & at km 320 of NH-39 (New NH-102) under road safety Annual Plan 2017-18 in the state of Manipur under Job No. 150 & 39-Manipur-2017-18-RSCE-015

3 (Three) Nos of FOB.

Rs. 16.91 Cr.

 

Total

151.5

126.24

 

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