Due to security concerns and threats from local terrorist groups in the north eastern region of the country, private road developers are not very keen to take up road projects. The Union Road Ministry has made ambitious plans to improve road infrastructure, including an accelerated road development programme in the region.
Officials have been kidnapped and ransoms demanded for, in addition to destroying of machinery and equipment by local terrorist groups in the region. Hence road developers have been staying away from road projects in the region.
The Union government is planning to spend close to Rs 34,000 crore over the next three years to develop roads in the region.