1,313.28 crore approved for development of Aizawl Bypass Tunnel

    Travel time will be reduced by 1.5 hours- India TV Hindi.

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Travel time will be reduced by 1.5 hours.

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned Rs 1,313.28 crore for the development of the 2.5 km long twin-tube one-way Aizawl Bypass Tunnel. Apart from this, a 2.1 km long approach road and Highway-6 have also been constructed on the Siring-Fibok section of the National Highway. Officials gave this information in Aizawl on Sunday. The Aizawl Bypass Tunnel project with a total length of 4.60 km falls under Package-II in Aizawl district, a Mizoram government official said.

Purpose of Aizawl Bypass Tunnel Project?

The main objectives include reducing congestion on NH-6 within Aizawl city, avoiding heavily built-up areas, reducing traffic congestion and enhancing road safety within the capital city limits. The official said the move is aimed at ensuring hassle-free traffic flow in the city, which will eventually reduce the distance from Siring to Fabak by 22 km and travel time by 1.5 hours.

Minimize the distance between multimodal transport routes.

It is estimated that the Aizawl bypass road will reduce the distance between Silchar in southern Assam and the new multi-modal transport route in Mizoram. The Kaladan Multi-modal Transit Transport Project (KMTTP), which connects Mizoram, is said to be the most important project undertaken by India in Myanmar. The KMTTP was jointly launched by India and Myanmar to create a multi-modal mode of transport for the movement of goods from India’s eastern ports to Myanmar as well as through India’s northeastern region of Myanmar.

CM met Nitin Gadkari.

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Duhoma had approved Rs 1,313.28 crore for the Aizawl Bypass Tunnel after a meeting with Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi on January 4. On his first visit to the national capital after taking over as Chief Minister, he also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and discussed various issues of Mizoram.

– with IANS input

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