The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for up-gradation and widening of 65 km of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur at a cost of Rs. 1630.29 crores.
The development of the road infrastructure is of paramount importance to improve connectivity and progress of the Manipur and to ensure that the administrative set up reaches the isolated and remote habitats.
The project will improve connectivity between Imphal with the eastern part of the state. Based on the existing and projected traffic requirements the NH-39 will be widened to 4 lanes between Lilong village and Wanginj village, while the stretch between Wanginj village to Khongkhang will be upgraded to 2 lanes with a paved shoulder.
The project is being developed with ADB’s loan assistance under the South Asian Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity Investment Program which aims at up-gradation of road infrastructure in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and India (BBIN) in order to improve the regional connectivity among BBIN nations.
Source: Press Information Bureau