The 55th NPG meeting assessed six projects, including three from the Ministry of Railways (MoR) and three from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), totaling Rs. 14,081 Crore. This brings the total projects assessed by NPG to 106, valued at about Rs 11 Lakh Crore, since the launch of PM GatiShakti.
In the rail sector, three projects, costing Rs. 5,374.5 Crore, were evaluated. One Greenfield railway line passes through West Bengal, Odisha, and Jharkhand, another in Odisha offers a shorter route, easing congestion, and a third is located in Gujarat. These lines will benefit industries and passenger transportation, reducing logistics costs and congestion.
Additionally, NPG discussed three road projects totaling Rs. 8,706 Crore. The Dhubri bridge in Meghalaya connects the East-West Road Corridor, facilitating agro-product transport and India-Bangladesh trade. The Kharagpur-Moregram road project shortens the distance to Siliguri, benefiting districts and trade, including Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas. Deoghar Bypass eases city traffic congestion and aids local industrial parks.