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Gadkari allocates Rs 1,241 cr for enhancement & expansion of Phulbari-Tura road in Meghalaya
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Gadkari allocates Rs 1,241 cr for enhancement & expansion of Phulbari-Tura road in Meghalaya

| @indiablooms | 10 Dec 2023, 04:35 pm

Shillong: Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Saturday announced an allocation of Rs. 1,241 crore for the enhancement and expansion of the Phulbari-Tura segment on National Highway 127B in Meghalaya.

“The road infrastructure aims to enhance connectivity between Assam and Meghalaya, catering to traffic originating from West Bengal and the Bhutan border,” Gadkari posted on X.

He said the existing road infrastructure along the Phulbari-Tura segment on National Highway 127B will be upgraded into a two-lane thoroughfare with paved shoulders.

“This initiative falls under the North East Road Network Connectivity Improvement, facilitated by JICA ODA Loan Phase-VII. Encompassing a total distance of 63.224 kilometers, the project is divided into Packages 1 and 2,” Gadkari said.

Moreover, the road infrastructure will facilitate smoother access to Tura, the district headquarters of West Garo Hills and other parts of Meghalaya via NH-217 (Tura-Dalu side) and Tura-Jengjal-Rongjeng-Nongstoin-Shillong.

“The successful culmination of the Dhubri-Phulbari Bridge, coupled with its integration into Dalu LCS (Land Customs Station) through this project road, is poised to establish a pivotal North-South logistics corridor for Meghalaya.

This development is expected to significantly contribute to the progress of the North East region and foster increased cross-border traffic between India and Bangladesh,” the Union Minister said.

(With UNI inputs)

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