Guwahati: The Centre has sanctioned 49 development projects worth Rs 1,232 crore for the Northeastern region in the first 50 days of the Modi government, Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.
The projects include construction and renovation of roads, bridges and upgrading of tourist spots.
While eight new projects have been sanctioned for Rs 586.3 crore under the North East Road Sector Development Scheme (NERSDS) and the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS), some other projects include upgrade of AT Road from Tsusangra to Input Junction (26 km) with three bridges, Tenning-Lekie Road (37 km) in Nagaland, and the Dikhow Bridge-Amguri road leading to Nagaland.
In addition, 36 ongoing projects under various schemes like the Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources, special packages and schemes of the North Eastern Council were completed at an approved cost of Rs 529.18 crore.
Under the North East State Road Improvement Project, sanctions have been accorded for release of Rs 9 crore for four road projects.