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Centre gives nod to 6,418 km of road construction in Arunachal


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Itanagar: The Union Road Transport and Highways (RTH) Ministry has approved road construction of 6,418 km under Special Accelerated Road Development Project-North East for implementation of Phase A and the Arunachal Pradesh package of roads and highways.
“Of the 10,141 km stretch of road included under the ministry’s SARDP-NE, 6418 km have been approved by the Centre for implementation under Phase A and the Arunachal Pradesh package of roads and highways, while the remaining 3,723 km have been approved for preparation of detailed project report under Phase B of the programme,” Union Minister of State for RTH Sarvey Sathyanarayana said in reply to a query by Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy, official sources said here on Wednesday.
The minister informed that Phase A and the Arunachal package were targeted for completion by March 2017.  While conceding that there had been delays in completion of works in all north-eastern states due to delay in land acquisition, environment and forest clearance, and in some cases due to poor mobilization by the contractors, the minister said non-performing contractors have been debarred from participating in future work. (PTI)


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