GUWAHATI, March 9 - Union minister Jitendra Singh today inaugurated two inter-State road projects in the North East, asserting that the BJP-led NDA Government was committed to the development of the region.
Singh, who dedicated the projects to people via a video conference from New Delhi, said the region has witnessed rapid development in the last five years.
�The road projects reaffirm the Centre�s commitment towards the people in the North East. The region has undergone a revolutionary transformation under the dynamic leadership of Narendra Modi,� said the Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER).
The projects � the 1747-km Doimukh-Harmuti road linking Assam to Arunachal Pradesh and the 1.66-km Tura-Mankachar Road connecting Assam with Meghalaya � have been implemented by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd.
The roads will immensely benefit people residing in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh and the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, Singh said.
The North East lagged behind other parts of the country in terms of intra-regional connectivity before the NDA came to power, the minister maintained.
�There has been a visible improvement in rail, road and air connectivity in the North East region in the last five years. The improved connectivity and infrastructure have removed bottlenecks in the development process, giving boost to the region�s economy.
�It has also created jobs, arresting the migration of youth from the region to other states,� he added. � PTI