Imphal: N. Biren Singh led Manipur government has been putting in various efforts to push forward the state, of which road development projects measuring a total length of 655 Km with a cost of Rs 15,499 crore are in the pipeline.
Work for some projects had already been started while other projects will be started as soon as the approval is accorded.
The projects included Elevated corridor throughout the Imphal City (25 Km costing Rs 3692 crore), 2-Laning with paved shoulder from Imphal – Kakching Lamkhai via Mayang Imphal on NH-137A (45 Km with a cost of Rs 910 crore), 2-Laning with paved shoulder from Shanshak to Tengnoupal on NH-39 (202 Km costing Rs 3130 crore), 2- Lane from Akash Bridge to Jessami Pkg-2 (14 Km with a project cost of Rs 152 crore), 2-Lane Imphal to Jiribam Pkg-7 (36.40 crore costing Rs. 760 crore), 2 – Lane Ukhrul-Toloi-Tadubi Pkg-3 (31 Km costing Rs 315 crore), 4-Lane Imphal to Senapati Pkg-4B (12.39 Km costing Rs 268 crore), 4-Lane Imphal to Senapati Pkg-5B (10.7 Km costing Rs 228 crore), 2-Lane Ukhrul-Toloi-Tadubi Pkg-2 (41.4 Km costing Rs 594 crore), 2-Lane Yaingangpokpi-Finch Corner-Ukhrul-Jessami-Laiyne Bridge Pkg-5 (42 Km costing Rs 540 crore), 2-Lane Yaingangpokpi-Finch Corner-Ukhrul-Jessami-Laiyne Bridge Pkg-6 (42 Km costing Rs 518 crore), 2-Lane Yaingangpokpi-Finch Corner-Ukhrul-Jessami-Laiyne Bridge Pkg-7 (11 Km costing Rs 199 crore), 4-Lane Imphal to Moirang (36.78 Km costing Rs 2169 crore), 2-Lane Ukhrul-Toloi-Tadubi Pkg-1 Bypass (7 Km costing Rs 258 crore) and 2-Lane Mao to Senapati (98 Km costing Rs 1766 crore).
The implementing agency for the first two projects mentioned above is the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways while the implementing agency for the remaining projects is National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited.
With all these road development projects taken up, the road connectivity across the state will be considerably improved.
Biren Singh attended a review meeting chaired by Union minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Ghadkari and Union minister of state in the ministry of Road Transport and Highways General V.K. Singh on National Highway Projects in North East Region held at Guwahati on Thursday.