The Ministry of DoNER and NEC release 863 Cores to Akhaura-Agartala Railway Line

Shillong, November 02: Expressing happiness over the jointly virtual inauguration of Akhaura-Agartala Railway Line by Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi and his Bangldesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina on 01st November, 2023.

The Secretary, NEC Mr. K. Moses Chalai said that out of this 12 KMs railway line project, 5.45Kms of Indian portion has been funded by MDoNER and NEC for Rs.863 Crores. The total sanctioned cost of the project for 12KMs was Rs.973Crore in July, 2016. NEC has already released Rs 708.73 Cr.

He was addressing a media delegation comprising 13 media persons from Maharashtra here today at NEC. This delegation is on a study tour organized by the Press Information Bureau under the Central Sector Scheme-Development Communication and Information Dissemination.

This is done  with the primary objective of showcasing the various development activities taking place in Meghalaya, role of various organizations of Government of India in providing stability and development assistance and highlighting the rich cultural assets of the state.

While interacting with the journalists, Secretary said that the North Eastern Council being the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region has been instrumental in its development.

Its achievements in the last 50 years after its inception in 1972, have been phenomenal in the areas of infrastructure development, education, health and agriculture.

Being a planning body for NER, NEC has set up North East Resource Centre (NERCEN) with objectives to promote use of remote sensing and satellite imagery, web-enabled GIS based tourist & health information system and gap assessment in road connectivity.

Also to promote research and innovations in areas such as major climate change drivers, innovative and disruptive technologies, documentation of Indigenous habitats, endangered scripts and languages and backward and deprived areas and dynamic data centre and one stop portal for access to information on livelihood and career  options.

Mr. Chalai said that NEC has been a major player in establishing many iconic projects like Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal,  North East Police Academy, Shillong, North Eastern Electrical Power Corporation Ltd. Shillong, North Eastern Region Agriculture Marketing Corporation Guwahati.

The , North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Itanagar, Regional Institute of Paramedical and  Nursing Sciences, Aizawl, North Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land Management in Tezpur.

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Regional Institute of Mental Health Tezpur, North Eastern Space Application Centre, Shillong,  Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute, Regional Dental College, Guwahati, Regional Nursing College, Guwahati, Regional Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology, Agartala and Cane and  Bamboo Technology Centre in Guwahati.

He apprised the delegation that a total of 11,432.00 km of roads have been constructed with the NEC funding in NER. It has supported the installation of 694.5 MW of power plants and construction of 10,341.63 circuit km of transmission and distribution lines, construction of 11 Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) and improvement of the infrastructure in 5 major airports of the Regions.

It has supported the North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project (NERCORMP) a sustainable Livelihood Project with support from IFAD. Deputy Director, PIB Mumbai Ms. Jayadevi and Deputy Director, DDK Shillong Sh. Sarnag Pofale, M&CO PIB Sh. Gopajit Das and NEC officers were present on the occasion.

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