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Construction : Web Exclusive | May 2013 | Source : Construction Update

Govt okays 4-laning of Dimapur-Kohima h'way in Nagaland

The Union government on May 23 approved the 4-laning of Dimapur-Kohima National Highway in Nagaland at a total cost of Rs 1,089.87 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the implementation of the project of 4-laning of the Dimapur-Kohima section from 124.1 km to 172.9 km of NH-39, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said in Delhi. This project is under the special Accelerated Road Development Programme (SARDP-NE) in North Eastern Region, he said.

The total length of the road will be 42.8 km with a total project cost of Rs 1,089.87 crore (excluding land acquisition and pre-construction). The concessionaire will make all expenditure to complete the project and will charge the annuity from the government.

This project was delayed due to delay in land acquisition process in the state. At present, Nagaland has 494 km of National Highways.

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