Modi, who travelled nearly 30,000 kilometers during the recently concluded Gujarat election campaign, and party president Amit Shah have focused on the seven northeastern states, where the BJP has traditionally been a fringe player.
Noteworthy that neither the Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma, nor any other Cabinet Minister from the State was present during the programme in which the Prime Minister dedicated the road project to the nation. "The travel time between the two important towns of the state will be reduced to half". There have been over 150 Ministerial visits, he said, while elaborating on the Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), he said. So, the people don't have to come to Delhi for the redressal of their grievances.
BJP's agenda is all round development; Unprecedented investment for better road connectivity.
Revealing his intentions to develop Meghalaya as a top tourist destination, the prime minister said that the Central Government has earmarked around Rs100 crore for the said objective.
Asserting that central government has sanctioned whopping Rs. 32000 croe for construction of new highways across the northeastern states, Mr Modi said that the motto of his government is transformation through transportation.
Modi also said that, his government wants to make Meghalaya a top tourist destination.
Adding that the project would provide eco-tourism and proper drinking water to the people of the state, PM Modi added that the vision of New India can be realized only if fruits of development reach all.
Addressing a massive gathering in Shillong on Saturday, the PM said, "During my last visit to Meghalaya in May 2016, I spoke about promotion of tourism in the State".
"Across the North East the Union Government has sanctioned around four thousand km of National Highways, for an amount of over Rs 32,000 crore". My visit to this lovely State today, brings back fond memories of time spent with the people of Mizoram, the PM said and wished people Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. SAIL has supplied approximately 5000 Metric Tonnes of PM Plates, Structural and TMTs for this project, including value added steel ASTMA 537 Cl1 plates.
Development of Northeast our top Priority; We see huge potential in the Northeast and are committed to doing everything for the region's overall progress.
Modi also talked about the 15 new rail projects that the Centre is executing in the North East.