Charting out Andaman and Nicobar Island connectivity programme, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of reaching the last mile, the government is committed to build safer all weather roads to provide seamless connectivity in the islands.
In a series of tweets Gadkari said, the Beodnabad to Ferrargunj section of NH-4 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands was completed in 2019.
He said the 26-km stretch, constructed at a cost of Rs 170 crore, was envisaged under the ambitious Andaman and Nicobar Islands Dweep Connectivity Programme.
The Minister said it has improved access and ensured seamless traffic movement from Port Blair to other towns of Andaman districts.
NH-4, the ‘Andaman Trunk Road’ is the lifeline of the islands and is playing an important role in the socio-economic development of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, he added.
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