Guwahati: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has announced approval of new national highway projects worth Rs 50,000 crore rupees for Assam.
Gadkari was in Guwahati to review the progress of national highways in the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Nagaland.
The union minister said within two years, road infrastructure in Assam will be developed at par international standards.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, union minister General VK Singh, senior officials of the Ministry for Road Transport and Highways and four states attended the meeting.
Discussions were held on land acquisition issues, progress of ongoing projects, proposed projects, use of new technologies, disputes and arbitration and possible financial interventions, officials said.
Gadkari pulled up officials for delay in completion of some projects in the four states and directed all officials for the speedy completion of projects.
He stressed on the importance of coordination and partnership between Central and State agencies to develop top-class transport infrastructure in Northeast India.