The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure approved the updating the civil cost of widening of existing road to two-lane National Highway standards from Potin to Pangin (407 km) on BOT (Annuity) basis under Arunachal Pradesh Package of Roads and Highways of Special Accelerated Road Development PrograÂmme for North East (SARDP-NE). The estimated civil cost of the project is Rs 1,676 crore as on March, 2010 prices. The cost of the project including civil cost, land acquisition and preconstruction activities and supervision and management is Rs 2,032 crore.
The Trans Arunachal Highway is an important highÂway which runs across the State of Arunachal Pradesh. The project road will improve the internal connectivity of eastern districts of Arunachal Pradesh with Itanagar and foster socio-economic development of the whole of the state. The road would also help in hydro power projects coming up in Arunachal Pradesh.
The road would also greatly facilitate the security/defence agencies to combat anti-national activities and threat on border areas.