A road length of 892 kms have been constructed during the last six years under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in North East (SARDP-NE) against the target of 1283 kms. The slow progress of works under this programme has been mainly due to the delay in land acquisition, shifting of utilities and forest clearances by the concerned State Government Departments. Regular reviews of the projects are being taken up atvarious levels in the government to review the progress of project and to resolve the issues of implementation. In addition, the Ministry has recently set up three Project Implementation Unit (PIUs) headed by a Chief Engineer in the North Eastern Region in order to expedite the implementation of the programme.
This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Jitin Prasada in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
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