"Of the 10,141 km stretch of road included under the ministry’s SARDP-NE, 6,418 km have been approved by the Centre for implementation under Phase A and the Arunachal Pradesh package of roads and highways, while the remaining 3,723 km have been approved for preparation of detailed project report under Phase B of the programme," Union Minister of State for RTH Sarvey Sathyanarayana said in reply to a query by Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy, official sources said in Itanagar.

The minister informed that Phase A and the Arunachal package were targeted for completion by March 2017.
While conceding that there had been delays in completion of works in all North-Eastern states due to delay in land acquisition, environment and forest clearance and in some cases due to poor mobilization by the contractors, the minister said non-performing contractors have been debarred from participating in future work.
"The Ministry has posted one additional director general for NE region at Guwahati, who will be assisted by three chief engineers, posted at Guwahati, Agartala and Itanagar, to expedite the pre-construction activities," he added.


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