96.21 per cent work on Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project completed: Mizoram PWD tells Guv
The Mizoram Public Works Department (PWD) has claimed to have completed 96.21 per cent work of the ambitious Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project (KMMTTP).
Informing this to the Governor on November 23, PWD officials stated that the department has completed 84.19 km of work on the project, including the construction of eight bridges on the highway, out of 87.51 km route inside Mizoram.
The $484 million KMMTTP is an ongoing infrastructure development project initiated by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, to establish a close relationship between India and the neighbouring countries.
Earlier, the Governor had raised concerns over the delay in the completion of the project saying that had it being completed in a year, it would have boosted the economic and cultural relations with the neighbouring countries.
Also known as the Kaladan project, it was scheduled for completion in 2014. The project comprises land, river and sea routes connecting Mizoram with the Kolkata seaport. The total length of the route is 882.21 km which is far shorter than the existing land link between the endpoints of the project at 1764 Km.
The Mizoram PWD is entrusted to look after the construction of a new two-lane highway to support KMMTTP under Phase A of SARDP-NE within Mizoram from Lawngtlai to Zorinpui, the Indo-Myanmar border point. The remaining sector i.e., beyond the border of Mizoram (India) is being taken up by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
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