North East India Mega Projects 2024: Propelling North East India to New Heights

Modern infrastructure is being constructed to improve connectivity between the North-Eastern states and the rest of India, as North-East India has the potential to lead the nation’s development. The nations of Northeast India have historically served as a point of contact for the nation’s long-standing cultural ties to East Asia, and they will likely continue to be crucial in advancing trade, travel, and tourism there in the future.

In this article, we will cover all the future upcoming mega projects from the 8 States of North East India like Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, and Sikkim.

Top Upcoming Mega Projects in North East India 2024

1. Arunachal Frontier Highway

Arunachal Frontier Highway

State: Arunachal Pradesh

The government of Arunachal Pradesh intends to construct a 1748 km route. Also known as Arunachal Frontier Highway. It will be built near the border between China, Tibet, India, and Myanmar. The distance between it and the international borders and the Line of Actual Control (LAC) will be only 20 km.

Starting from Bomdila, the Frontier Highway will travel through Nafra, Huri, and Monigong. The highway comes to an end at the border between India and Myanmar, at Vijayanagara. Important locations like Tawang, Mago, Upper Subansiri, Upper Siang, Mechuka, Tooting, Dibang Valley, Kibithu, Changlang, and Dong will be connected by this highway.

This project will have a complated plan by 2024–2025, and construction will be finished within the next two years. This work is anticipated to be completed by 2026–2027.

2. Kamakhya Temple Corridor

Kamakhya Temple Corridor

State: Assam

The Assam government has Planned the Maa Kamakhya Corridor In Guwahati, modelled after the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Uttar Pradesh and the Mahakal Corridor in Madhya Pradesh. This Shows that construction on the “Maa Kamakhya Corridor” by the state government will soon begin.

The current 3,000 square feet of open space around the temple will be expanded to roughly 100,000 square feet over three levels. The access corridor’s current width of 8 to 10 feet will be increased to an approximate width of 27 to 30 feet. The complex’s six major temples will be brought back to their former splendour.

3. Sela Tunnel

Sela Tunnel

State: Arunachal Pradesh

Sela Tunnel will be the largest double-lane tunnel in the world Built at an elevation of more than 13,000 feet. Under the project, Tunnel 1 and Tunnel 2 two tunnels that will connect Tawang and West Kameng are being constructed. There is a 1,555 metre twin tube channel under preparation. The length of the second tunnel is 980 metres. 

There will be one escape tube and one by-lane tube for traffic in Tunnel 2. In other words, a parallel tunnel of comparable length is being constructed beside the primary tunnel for emergency purposes. Modern technology is being used to build this tunnel, so snowfall won’t affect it. As part of the project, two roads (7 km and 1.3 km) will also be constructed.

4. Guwahati Metro

Guwahati Metro

State: Assam

The Guwahati Metro is a 61.40 km with 4 lines and 54 stations urban mass rapid transit system (MRTS) that is planned to be constructed in Guwahati, Assam.

Proposed Four corridors will be Corridor-1: Dharapur– Narangi (Elevated), Corridor-2: M. G. Road to Khanapara (Underground), Corridor-3:Jalukbari to Khanapara (Elevated), Corridor-4: ISBT to Paltan Bazar (Elevated).

5. Noney Bridge

Noney Bridge

State: Manipur

Noney Bridge is a part of the 111-kilometer Jiribam-Imphal railway project. There will be strong connectivity to the Northeast due to this railway line. Imphal will be connected to the nation’s broad gauge network through this project. This will be The world’s highest railway bridge. 

The height of this bridge will be 141 meters. It’s a world record, this. At 139 meters, the record held by the Mala-Rijeka Viaduct in Montenegro will be surpassed by this bridge. This bridge will cost approximately Rs 374 crore to complete.

After the Jiribam-Imphal railway project is finished, it will take two to three hours to travel 111 kilometers. Currently, it takes 10 to 12 hours to travel the 220 kilometers between Jiribam and Imphal.

6. Brahmaputra Expressway

Brahmaputra Expressway

State: Assam

The Assam government has announced plans to begin construction of a 890 km expressway that will run the entire length of the Brahmaputra in the state, from Sadiya in the east to Dhubri in the west. 

This will improve the Brahmaputra River’s two banks and, as a result, lessen the issue of erosion brought on by the river.The work’s survey has already commenced. The silt dug out by the dredging of the river will be utilised for the construction of the road.

7. Palasbari – Sualkuchi Bridge

Palasbari – Sualkuchi Bridge

State: Assam

In Assam, the bridge that will be constructed on Brahmaputra River will connect Sualkuchi and Palasbari. An approximate of Rs 4000 crore is the estimated cost.

The duration of travel from the districts of Assam Nalbari, Barpeta, and Baksa to Guwahati will be reduced by this bridge. The Sualkuchi-Palasbari bridge in Assam is planned to be 12.21 kilometres long.

8. Sivok–Rangpo Rail Link

Sivok–Rangpo Rail Link

State: Sikkim

The 45-kilometer Sivok-Rangpo Railway Project has five stations on this route. Additionally, Teesta Bazar in Bengal has an underground station for it. 

It is made up of five stations, 14 tunnels, 22 bridges, and an underground station in Teesta Bazar, West Bengal. The entire project will travel through tunnels for about 38 kilometers.

9. Integrated Hospitality and Convention Centre

Integrated Hospitality and Convention Centre

State: Meghalaya

PM Modi laid the foundation stone for the Integrated Hospitality and Convention Center in Tura. There will be a food court, guest rooms, and a convention hub at the Integrated Hospitality and Convention Center. According to the statement, it will offer the infrastructure required to boost tourism and highlight the area’s unique legacy.

10. Tata Semiconductor Plant

Tata Semiconductor Plant

State: Assam

In Assam, the Tata Group plans to establish a semiconductor processing facility. For this factory, the Tata Group plans to invest Rs 40,000 crore. The Tata Group has applied to establish the plant. For the state, this Tata plant is going to be revolutionary. 

11. Guwahati Airport New Terminal

Guwahati Airport New Terminal

State: Assam

The Airport Authority of India has planned to develop Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati with a new terminal building. This building will cost Rs 1232 crore to construct. This is The biggest and busiest airport in Northeast India. 

Currently, this airport handles 60 lakh passenger passes annually. The new terminal building will be finished, increasing its capacity to one crore passengers per year. From this airport, 4300 domestic and 200 international flights can be operated with ease. 

This airport will have a total built-up area of one lakh two thousand five hundred square meters. This will be divided into two levels. Departure will occur from the upper level, and arrival will occur at the lower level. There will be two primary floors in addition to this.

12. Amrit GIG city

Amrit GIG city

State: Assam

In her budget speech for 2022–2023 on Wednesday, Assam’s finance minister Ajanta Neog announced plans to build the AMRIT–Guwahati Integrated Global City, or AMRIT–GIG City.

Covering an area of 1000 acres, the proposed world-class integrated business city is set to be fully planned in a modern manner.

The new AMRUT-GIG city, according to the finance minister, will have new goals, aspirations, and a new dawn for a new Assam, but it is firmly rooted in our past. It will have cutting-edge infrastructure for next-generation industries along with cutting-edge residential and social infrastructure.

13. Kaladan Multimodal transit project

Kaladan Multimodal transit project

State: Mizoram, West Bengal

The Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Transport Project is a route that runs from Kolkata to Myanmar and then from Myanmar to Mizoram. This covers the land, river, and sea routes. the waterway that travels from Kolkata Port to Sittwe Port in Myanmar; it then continues via the Kaladan River and the road that links Mizoram with Myanmar. 

When this project was approved in 2008, the estimated cost was Rs 535.91 crore. In 2015, the price went up to Rs 2904 crore. India is covering all of the costs.

Once the Kaladan project is finished, there will be an alternate way to get to the northeast. This project consists of 33 bridges in total, 8 of which are being constructed in India. Every bridge is designed to facilitate the easy transportation of bulky military equipment, such as tanks and armoured vehicles.

14. North East Capital Rail Connect

North East Capital Rail Connect

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will invest more than Rs 95,261 crore In order to complete 21 projects. Among these projects is the construction of a bridge that will connect the capitals of Nagaland by 2026 and the three northeastern states of Manipur, Mizoram, and Meghalaya by 2024.

The major cities of Assam, Guwahati (near the capital Dispur), Agartala (near the capital Tripura), and Naharlagun (near the capital Itanagar) of Arunachal Pradesh are already connected by rail.

An amount of Rs 51,787 crore has already been set aside with the intention of connecting the remaining state capitals and expanding the region’s line capacity, the Chief Public Relations Officer of NFR verified.

So these are some Mega Projects that are currently making progress in the North East India. We hope that you get all the information about the Mega Projects 2024 that are happening in the North East India.


Mega projects in the Northeast of India will show a significant change in the socio-economic environment of the region. These ambitious projects have the potential to increase economic growth, enhance inclusive growth and this will fulfill infrastructure gaps. With boosting connectivity, the untapped potential of the region will being explored. This will opens new opportunities for skill development, employment generation and general prosperity.

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