India opening both road and rail routes to its neighbouring countries: Narendra Modi

Shillong: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stated that Northeastern states are the gateway to Southeast Asia and stated that India is opening up both road and rail routes to its neighbouring countries so as to enhance their economic development.

Prime Minister further went on to say that his government was concentrating on limiting the region’s isolation by improving all-round connectivity through road, rail, telecom, power and waterways besides its development through the pro-active “Act East” policy.

Modi was present at the 65th plenary session of the North Eastern Council attended by governors and chief ministers and there he stated: “If the western region of the country can develop, if other regions of the country can develop, I see no reason why the northeast region of the country cannot develop.”

Prime Minister further went on to say: “Northeast region is very important to us for strategic reasons and it is my conviction that we have to bring this region at par with the other developed regions.”