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IMPHAL, July 12: Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its due approval upgradation and widening of 65 kilometers of Imphal-Moreh section of NH-39 in Manipur.
National Highway 39 is being developed with Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan assistance, under South Asian Sub regional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment program at a cost of around 1,630 crore rupees.
Manipur, being a landlocked state with almost 90 percent of the area under difficult terrain, presently has only road transport as a means of mass transport system within the state.
Moreh seen as the commercial capital of Manipur and India's gateway to South-East Asia, this will be an added benefit to not only improve connectivity but boosting trade, commerce and tourism in the region.
(Inputs from www.newsonair.com)
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