Arunachal Pradesh, the land of the rising sun, has been witnessing a significant transformation in its infrastructure landscape. Since 2015-16, an impressive 19,863 kilometers of all-weather roads have been constructed, with 2,482 kilometers forming part of the National Highway. This development has led to a substantial increase in road density, from 36.65 to 65.99 kilometers per square kilometer.
The Frontier Highway: A Game Changer
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has allocated a whopping INR 6,000 Crore for the construction of the Frontier Highway in Arunachal Pradesh. This 1748 km two-lane highway, running close to the India-Tibet-China-Myanmar border, is expected to significantly enhance connectivity in border areas. Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, announced the sanction of INR 2098.82 Crore for Package 2 and 3, and INR 279.91 Crore for the Lada-Sarli Section of the project.
Hydropower Projects: A Boost to the Economy
Arunachal Pradesh is not just about roads and highways. The state is also set to boost its economy with hydropower projects. Memorandums of Agreement (MoAs) for 12,500 MW of hydropower projects are expected to increase the purchasing power of locals and potentially make Arunachal Pradesh the state with the highest per capita income.
Infrastructure Development: A Focus on Culture Preservation
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein recently inaugurated infrastructure at the Tamladu festival ground. He assured the construction of a permanent shed for the local prayer hall and concrete pavement for the festival ground. The government also plans to double the funding allocated to the indigenous affairs department for culture preservation.
The progress made in terms of infrastructure, connectivity, tourism, hydropower, etc., over the past couple of years is indeed commendable. The construction of 19,863 kilometers of all-weather roads, the ambitious Frontier Highway project, and the hydropower projects are all testament to this transformation. As Arunachal Pradesh continues to develop, it's clear that the focus is not just on physical infrastructure but also on preserving the state's rich culture and heritage.
Today's date: 2024-02-13
The transformation of Arunachal Pradesh is a story of ambition, resilience, and human will. The state's journey from a land of sparse connectivity to a region boasting of all-weather roads and a strategic Frontier Highway is indeed remarkable. As the state gears up for a brighter future, it's clear that the road ahead is promising.