Centre to provide Rs.28,000 crore for laying new railway lines in Northeast. Modi said that the Centre has also sanctioned Rs.5000 crore to provide 2G mobile coverage in this area for comprehensive telecom development plan.
“So many tourists are coming here, this is the best destination for tourists. Unless we have road connectivity, rail connectivity, air connectivity, it is very difficult to develop tourism. That is why for the development of this area and for the development of tourism, Rs.28,000 crore will be provided for a new railway-line project and 14 new railway lines”, Modi said inaugurating Nagaland’s biggest annual Hornbill festival here.
I believe that the Hornbill Festival will improve the tourism sector in Nagaland and the people of India will be the beneficiary, Modi said.
As energy is a lifeline for development, Rs.5000 crore has been sanctioned for the northeastern region power system improvement project for six states, including Nagaland, the Prime Minister said.
Our goal is 24X7, 365 days power supply and to achieve that we are focusing on the northeastern states said Modi.
Besides road and rail connectivity, we require digital connectivity, now the youth cannot stay without mobile phones or without Internet,” Modi said.