Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will lay foundation stone of highway projects worth Rs 3,000 crore in Manipur through a virtual ceremony on August 17, said a PIB statement.

These projects are for the construction of 316 km of highways. Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Minister Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for 13 highway projects and inaugurate a Road safety project in Manipur.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh will preside over the virtual function, which will also be attended by minister of state for road transport and highways VK Singh, MPs, MLAs and senior officers from the centre and the state.

“These projects for inauguration and foundation laying carry a road length of 316 kilometers, involving construction value of about Rs 3,000 crore,” the statement said.

Paving the way for development of Manipur, these roads will enhance better connectivity, convenience and economic growth in the state, it added.

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