Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project (MITP) signed
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and Interventions
- The Government of India, the Government of Meghalaya and the World Bank signed a $120 million project to improve and modernise the transport sector of state of Meghalaya.
- The project will improve about 300 km of strategic road segments and stand-alone bridges by using innovative, climate resilient, and nature-based solutions.
- It will also support innovative solutions such as precast bridges to reduce both time and cost of construction.
- MITP will help Meghalaya develop reliable, climate resilient and safe roads which is crucial for the economic development of the state.
- About half of the 5,362 habitations in the state lack transport connectivity.
- This operation will also support state government’s “Restart Meghalaya Mission” to revive and boost development activities affected due to COVID-19 pandemic.