Assam: The work for 4-laning of Balachera – Harangajao section of NH-54 (ext.) in Assam was awarded by National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) on 31.10.2017 on EPC mode at a cost of Rs.519.30 Crore. The appointed date was declared on 26.12.2017. The physical progress so far is about 1%.
Silchar to Lailapur (near Vairengte) section of NH-54 in the State of Assam is in Good Condition. No construction work between Lailapur (near Vairengte) -Sarang of NH-54 in Mizoram is taken up under the Mahasadak project.
Jatinga to Harangajao section of NH-54 in Assam got severely affected/damaged by landslide, hill movement, slip failure & sinking.
Looking into the gravity of the problem, it has been decided to adopt for split 4-lane construction (2-lane on new alignment and 2-lane along existing alignment) for the affected section for which M/s RITES Ltd. has been engaged by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for preparation of Detailed Project Report. Maintenance of existing NH is going on.
The Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Mansukh L Mandaviya said this in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.