The Indian Government has sanctioned highway and road construction works worth Rs11,221 crore ($2.5bn).

The Rs4,355 crore ($978m) highway projects include four-laning sections of the national highway in various states of the country.

So far, 28 road construction projects have been approved for the north east region, according to the Press Trust of India.

Many of these projects, costing around Rs6,866 crore ($1.5bn), are in the planning stage.