ANSWER: Meghalaya and Mizoram
CCEA approved Phase 1 of the North East Road Network Connectivity Project.
The approval was given at the meeting of CCEA and under the project, 403 km of National Highways will be developed in Mizoram and Meghalaya.
Of the 403 km, around 52 km will be in Meghalaya and 351 km in Mizoram. The project will be executed in Engineering, Procurement and Construction mode.
Projects will be taken up for implementation during 2017-2018.
The project will encourage sub-regional social as well as economic development by improving infrastructure in Meghalaya and Mizoram.
It will also enhance the connectivity with inter-state roads and international borders.
The estimated cost is Rs 6,721 crore, including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and other pre-construction activities.
The project will be executed with assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The JICA is a governmental agency that coordinates official development assistance (ODA) for the Government of Japan.
The existing carriageway of all the stretches in Meghalaya and Mizoram is varying between single lane to intermediate lane. A majority of these stretches is located in landslide areas and sinking zones.
JICA: Know More
- Formation: October 1, 2003
- Type: Government agency
- Legal status: Active
- Purpose: Official development assistance
- Region served: Worldwide
- Official language: Japanese and English (secondary)
- President: Shinichi Kitaoka