NEW DELHI, Sept 21 - Union minister Nitin Gadkari will review National Highway (NH) projects worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore in northeastern States next week.
The minister will be on a two-day visit to Shillong from September 24 to review ongoing NH projects in the seven northeastern States, a statement from the transport and highways ministry said. Besides, the highways minister will dedicate to the nation the 102-km Jowai-Ratacherra section of NH-6 in Meghalaya.
The Rs 683-crore project will reduce the travel time between Jowai and Ratacherra to 2.5 hours from 4 hours at present, it added.
Improved connectivity due to the project will foster economic growth in the Barak Valley and surrounding areas, open up employment opportunities and improve overall living conditions in the region, it said.
The highway will have two toll plazas, 17 bus shelters and two highway patrols. � PTI