New Delhi: The government is committed to build safer all-weather roads to provide seamless connectivity in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday.
The road transport and highways minister in a series of tweets said, the Beodnabad to Ferrargunj section of NH-4 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands was completed in 2019.
Gadkari said the 26-km stretch, constructed at a cost of Rs 170 crore, was envisaged under the ambitious Andaman & Nicobar Islands Dweep Connectivity Programme.
The minister said it has improved access and ensured seamless traffic movement from Port Blair to other towns of Andaman districts.
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NH-4, the ‘Andaman Trunk Road’ is the lifeline of the islands and is playing an important role in the socio-economic development of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, he added.