• Centre agrees to four-laning of highway Itanagar to Banderdewa project

    The Centre has agreed to sanction the four-laning of Itanagar to Banderdewa highway project and three fly-overs here as proposed by the Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, a union government official said.

    V K Rajawat, Chief Engineer associated with the Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, made this statement during his meeting with the chief minister here yesterday, an official release said.

    Rajawat was on a one-day visit to the state capital to inspect the ongoing repairing and maintenance work of Itanagar to Banderdewa road and nearby areas.

    The project would be sanctioned within one month time as and when the DPR would be received from the state government and work could start from September next, he said.

    He also said that considering the strategic locations and sensitiveness of the border state, the Centre had handed over two important border roads from Joram to Koloriang and Dimwe to Hawai to Border Road Organizations (BRO) at the request of the chief minister. 

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