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Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project (MITP) signed

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  • November 20, 2020
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Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project (MITP) signed

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and Interventions

In news

  • 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.

Key takeaways

  • 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.

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