Tezpur, Nov 1: DoNER minister Paban Singh Ghatowar today said the Congress-led UPA government was well aware of the problems of the northeastern states and fully committed to develop the region.
“The Centre has been giving special attention for the development of the region and DoNER ministry is a result of its commitment,” Ghatowar said during a party rally in Itanagar organised to mark the completion of one year in office of the Nabam Tuki government.
“The Centre has sanctioned Rs 6,000 crore for the 1,325km trans-Arunachal highway to provide inter-district connectivity to the state,” he said.
Once the project is completed, connectivity problem the people of the state face while moving through Assam would be solved permanently, he said.
The Centre has also sanctioned Rs 383 crore to construct 223km of roads in border areas, while an amount of Rs 3,000 crore was provided for double-laning of the existing road from Banderdewa to Hollongi through the state capital.