The union government of India has sanctioned Rs 310.76 crore for 2-Lane National Highway widening particularly for Ukhrul-Toloi-Tadubi spanning around 115 km.
This was announced by Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways on Thursday.
The union minister’s latest post on twitter said, “The work of widening to 2-Lane with the hard shoulder of Ukhrul – Toloi – Tadubi section of NH-102A has been sanctioned with a budget of Rs. 310.76 Cr. in Manipur.”
NH-102A touching Ukhrul-Toloi-Tadubi has had sanctions for improvement of the national highway in the past years. A report in Aja Daily in April 2018 said the restoration of NH-102A 2-Lane for which contract work was sanctioned in October 2016 was riddled with delay going past the stipulated completion deadline of 18 months. The Tangkhul Naga Contractor Long (TNCL) took up the issue during the time and invited media fraternity to report on the mishandling of the NH project under NHIDCL for the unsatisfactory quality of work, missing deadline even after the money was sanctioned to contractors. The contractors at that time, according to Aja Daily were given to BIPL, one S. Thanmi, and one M/S Haokhotinlen Vaiphei.
Nitin Gadkari’s latest announcement comes along with slew of other National Highway projects in other parts of India such as Odisha, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, UT of Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Manipur.
Along with Ukhrul district, sanctions were also made for Tamenglong distirct.
Construction work of 2-Lanes with paved shoulder road from Tamenglong to Mahur (NH-137) has been sanctioned with a budget of Rs. 477.86 Cr. in the state of Manipur; Construction work of 2-Lanes with paved shoulder road from Temenglong to Mahur (NH-137) near Jiri River has been sanctioned on EPC mode with a budget of Rs. 311.18 Cr. in the state of Manipur were also announced.
Chief minister N Biren Singh expressed his thanks to union minister and replied on twitter, “Thank you Hon’ble Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Ji for the unwavering support and care for our State.”