Union govt approves construction of 12 road stretches in Nagaland

The Union ministry of road transport and highways approved the construction of 12 road stretches in Nagaland under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in North East (SARDP-NE).

The 25-km stretch of the Chakabama-Zunheboto road shall be constructed in two-lanes with hard shoulders under EPC mode. The project will cost about Rs 339.57 crore. It will have five minor bridges, 148 culverts and a major and minor junction each.

Another 90.5 km stretch of the same road shall be constructed in two-lanes with hard shoulders under EPC mode at a cost of about Rs 1080.66 crores. It will have 1 major bridge, 501 culverts and 2 major and 28 minor junctions.

The 20 km stretch of the Merangkong–Tamlu–Mon road shall be constructed in two-lanes with hard shoulders under EPC mode. The project will cost about Rs 215.12 crore. It will have 75 culverts, and two major and 10 minor junctions.

The other 66.8 km stretch of the same road shall be constructed in two-lanes with hard shoulders under EPC mode at a cost of about Rs 812.65 crore. It will have a major bridge, 5 minor bridge, 357 culverts, and a major and 21 minor junction.

The 22.558 km stretch of the Pfutsero-Phek road shall be constructed in two-lanes with hard shoulders under EPC mode. The project will cost about Rs 282.98 crore. It will have 190 culverts, and a major and minor junction each.

Another 40 km stretch of the same road shall be constructed in two-lanes with hard shoulders under EPC mode at a cost of about Rs 489.69 crore. It will have two minor bridges, 229 culverts, and a major and five minor junctions.

“The land for these projects is being provided by the state government. These road stretches pass through landslide-prone region, hence these will be provided with flexible pavements which are easier to maintain and repair. Three years’ time period has been earmarked for completion of all these projects, while the construction agency will be responsible for any defects for four years,” a statement by the Union ministry said.

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