Act East: Nitin Gadkari To Lay Foundation Stone For 13 National Highway Projects Worth Rs 3000 Crore In Manipur Today

Act East: Nitin Gadkari To Lay Foundation Stone For 13 National Highway Projects Worth Rs 3000 Crore In Manipur TodayPrime Minster Narendra Modi with Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari. (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

In a major fillip for the road and highway connectivity in the State of Manipur, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari is set to launch Rs 3,000 crore worth 13 national highway projects in the State today (17 August), reports DNA.

Expressing happiness on the development, the Manipur Government led by Chief Minister (CM) N Biren Singh has termed it 'a big day' and has also thanked Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi for the Act East Policy under which the Northeastern States have been receiving an emphasised focus and resources for development.

"Tomorrow is a big day for Manipur! Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone of 13 National Highway Projects worth Rs 3000 crores and inaugurate a road safety project via video conferencing at 11:30 AM. Thanks, Hon' PM Narendra Modi ji for the Act East policy," Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh tweeted.

Gadkari and CM Singh will together lay the foundation stone of the 13 projects at 11.30 am today via a virtual medium, while also inaugurating a Road Safety Project. Gadkari's office also took to Twitter to share a video giving details of the different projects.

The 13 national highway projects together entail the building of 316 kilometres of distance. Their execution will give a major push to connectivity, infrastructure building and job creation in the State while unlocking further potential for incremental growth and opportunities.