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Centre’s track record highlights 121 tunnels under construction in NE

Highlighting the achievement of the eight years of the Narendra Modi-led government, the central government has said that Bogibeel Rail-cum-Road Bridge over river Brahmaputra near Bogibeel with link lines on North & South Banks (Length–73 km) – in the State of Assam- was completed in December, 2018- at an estimated costs of Rs 5920 crore.

NEW DELHI:

As many as 121 tunnels with length of 146.559 km are under construction and 25 tunnels with the length of 18.628 km are under operation in the entire northeastern region, the Centre said on May 31.

Highlighting the achievement of the eight years of the Narendra Modi-led government, the central government has said that Bogibeel Rail-cum-Road Bridge over river Brahmaputra near Bogibeel with link lines on North & South Banks (Length–73 km) – in the State of Assam- was completed in December, 2018- at an estimated costs of Rs 5920 crore.

“A number of Hydro Electric Power Projects like Tuirial, Pare and Kameng have been constructed in various places in the North East,” said a booklet prepared highlighting the achievement of the government.

Emphasizing that the central government has been giving a boost for the infrastructure development in Northeast, the booklet said that the northeast has been kept as a priority area under RCS-UDAN.

“Under the scheme various RCS route like Imphal-Dimapur; Shillong-Kolkata; Dimapur-Guwahati; KolkataLilabari; Guwahati-Lilabari; Shillong-Kolkata have been commenced,” the track record of the central government said.

It further highlighted the Prime Minister Development Initiative for North East ( PM – DevINE) announced in the 2022-23 budget where initial allocation of Rs 1,500 crore was made.

“Ro-Ro service started on the Brahmaputra river between Dhubri and Hathsingimari, Nematia and Kamalabari and Guwahati and North Guwahati,” it said.

Referring to the peace accord in Northeast, the government in its track record has highlighted the Nagaland Peace Accord in 2015, agreement with National Liberation Front of Tripura Agreement in 2019, Bru-Reang agreement of 2020 and Karbi-Anglong peace agreement of 2021.

The government is also aiming to bring the remaining insurgent groups of the region to the negotiation table by 2024.

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