Centre starts work on four-lane highway in Nagaland

Northeast India is blessed with rich natural resources and having an agro-climatic condition, the region has a huge potential in the field mineral industry, education sector and in various other sectors in the country. To achieve such heights, the first and foremost requirement and steps towards growth and development is accessibility and quality roads to all, as roads are the lifelines of every community and nation. After thirteen years since the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee visited Nagaland in 2003 and announced four laning of national highway roads, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, laid the foundation stone in 2015 at Patkai Bridge, Chumukedima in Nagaland. The four lane road project has been kick-start by clearing off the jungle along the route on National Highway 39 covering 42.48 kms between Dimapur and Kohima. With all the required machineries at the work site along with the workers, the work on four laning is going on full swing.