CCEA approves 4 laning of NH-37 sections in Assam

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A cabinet panel has approved the four-laning of three sections of national highway (NH-37) in Assam.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved widening of the 46 km Demow-Bogibil section at an estimated cost of Rs.522 crore; Jorhat-Demow (80 km) at an estimated cost of Rs.963.21 crore and Numaligarh-Jorhat (51 km) at an estimated cost of Rs.644.60 crore.

The projects are part of the Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in the North Eastern Region (SARDP-NE) Phase 'A', the Road Transport and Highways ministry said Friday.

"The projects will expedite improvement of infrastructure in the state of Assam and also reduce the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying between Nagaon and Dibrugarh," the ministry said.

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