A new Indian 190km highway connecting Itanagar, capital of Arunachal Pradesh with Nagaon in central Assam is being planned by the country’s Union of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

The project will include the construction of two bridges over the river Jia Bhorali and Brahmaputra.

The highway is part of the government’s $298m (Rs 1,393.58 crore) plan for Assam to improve 539km of its national highways to two-lanes under the Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for the North-East.

The programme is expected to benefit the region’s remote areas of North Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, NC Hills, Barak Valley.