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India: Better Roads Speed up Economic Growth

September 23, 2013

Connectivity is crucial for a distant hill state such as Mizoram which, like the other northeastern states, is geographically isolated from the mainland. Long and difficult transportation routes over predominantly mountainous terrain have long hampered trade and development. The Mizoram State Roads Project helped build or rehabilitate over 400 kilometers of the state's core road network, reducing travel time by half, and triggering significant socioeconomic benefits in the project area.