The centre is implementing a new project for boosting rail, road and air network in Northeast, the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman said on Sunday. She added that, the Union Government is raising a huge amount of money for the development in infrastructures and projects, while addressing the ‘Naturals Allies in Development and Independence’. Nirmala Sitaraman admitted, “We are carrying out 20 railway projects worth Rs 74,000 crore for 2,011 km, which spread across the Northeast”. The centre is also developing 4000 km of roads in the region at total cost of Rs 58,000.
According to sources it is confirmed that there are 15 ongoing air connectivity projects in the Northeast, Worth of Rs 2,200 crore. However, there is no news about the completion span of the projects. In an interview the Finance Minister also revealed about the number of Indo-Bangladesh Protocol Routes, which has increased to 10 from 8. Such Protocol reviewed every eight years.
Nirmala Sitaraman said that to develop the National waterways on National waterways on the Ganges, Brahma-putra and Barak river, processing is conti-nuing.For holding all type of transportation through water, India and Bangladesh is suitable and it contains 50 riverine systems. Water is least pricing compared to air, road and rail networks Finance Minister said. She also disclosed that the central government is working for connectivity.