Speaking at the event, Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari said the network of roads in the state has gone up from 1,804 km to 2,885 km in the last 4 years. It is the biggest road infrastructure project by the Centre in the Northeast region of the country.
"New highways and bridges to come will ensure quicker, safer, all weather connectivity for the people of the state," he said. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju accompanied the Minister.
The foundation stone was laid for the 2-lane Akajan-Likabali-Bame and the Joram-Koloriang road on National Highway (NH) 713, as was the re-launch of Potin to Pangin on NH 229.
"A sum of Rs. 28,000 crores is being spent on construction of highways in the state," Minister Gadkari said, adding that the construction will be started at the earliest possible time.
The minister also inaugurated bridges across the Dibang and Lohit Rivers in Roing, and the approach road between Chowkham-Digaru. The total length of the project is 30.95 km and will cost about Rs. 1,508.30 crores.