National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) plans to take over the implementation of about 2,000 km of road projects in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh from the Border Roads Organisation. Initially, NHIDCL will take over the execution of a total length of 1,053 km while the remaining length of 957 km will be taken over after the field verification exercise ascertaining readiness is completed. The stretches to be taken over immediately include three stretches in Manipur, three in Arunachal Pradesh, and one in Uttarakhand – the 75 km Chatiabagarh-Lipulekh stretch; and three stretches in Sikkim – the 99.5 km Gangtok-Chungthang stretch, the 27.8 km Chungthang-Lachen stretch and the 22 km Chungthang-Lachung stretch. Further, the projects that will be taken over after the verification are the 297.6 km Darcha-Padam-Nimmu stretch in Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, the 57.67 km Chokibal-Tangdhar-Chamkot stretch in Jammu & Kashmir, and the 255 km Sumdo-Kaza-Grampoo stretch in Himachal Pradesh. In addition, four stretches in Arunachal Pradesh and three stretches in Sikkim will also be taken up after the verification process.