PM announces timeframe for infra projects in Arunachal



The over 1500 KM Trans-Arunachal Highway running through the middle of the hilly, tribal state will be completed by 2013, the prime minister told a Congress election rally here. The double lane highway would pass through eleven district headquarters, he said. Another 850 km two lane highway would connect five other districts, he said. The state has 16 districts.

"The Trans Arunachal Highway, rail and air connectivity and construction of two small hydro projects will meet the requirement of many remote areas, specially villages located on border areas, suffering from isolation," Singh told the rally. Work on the Rs 156 crore rail link between the state capital of Itanagar and Harmuti in Assam has started and will be completed by 2014, he said. There has also been a lot of progress in work on the greenfield airport being constructed at Itanagar and Advance Landing Grounds at Tuting, Mechuka and Vijaynagar, Wallong and Pasighat, the prime minister said.

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