DyCM sets March 2019 deadline for NH-415 Package-A work completion

DyCM sets March 2019 deadline for NH-415 Package-A work completion

ITANAGAR, Feb 8: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, who also holds the PWD portfolio, has given a new deadline to complete the work of Package-A of 4-laning of National Highway-415 from Chandranagar to Papu Nallah (10.90Km) by March 2019.

He served this timeline today in a meeting with MoRTH (Ministry of Road Transport & Highways) Regional Officer (Itanagar) M Riten Kumar Singh, PWD Commissioner Bilatee Pertin, Chief Engineer (Highway) Toli Basar, Itanagar Capital Complex DC Prince Dhawan, engineers of Capital Division (PWD & Highway) and representatives of M/s T K Engineering.

Expressing dissatisfaction over the slow progress of highway construction work, Mein asked the contractor to expedite the works and increase the number of machineries and working hours. He asked them to work in night shift especially in the portion of Chandranagar to Raj Bhawan road as the area is congested with traffic during the day time.

He also instructed to construct the retaining wall in the Secretariat portion before the onset of monsoon and also to see that no major damages occur in vulnerable areas while cutting formations in Itanagar township area.

Parliamentary Secretary for PWD Techi Kaso asked the district administration to shift the utility service lines of water pipeline, electric poles, telephone poles and OFC cables from the Right of Way (RoW) for smooth construction of road works and to take stringent action against the departmental officer that does not comply.

The executing agency also sought for complete traffic diversion from Chandranagar to Raj Bhawan road during GSB/WBM and BT works from February 10 for next 30 days to which the Deputy Commissioner assured to look into.

MoRTH asked to carry out repair & maintenance of Potin-Pangin road

The DyCM held another high-level meeting with the Parliamentary Secretary for PWD, Chief Secretary Satya Gopal, MoRTH Regional Officer, Commissioner (PWD), Chief Engineer (Highway) and others to discuss the issues related to Potin to Pangin stretch of Trans-Arunachal Highway this evening.

He said that the Potin to Pangin road is one of the very important roads of the State as it serves as the lifeline for the people of five districts – Lower Subansiri, Kamle, Upper Subansiri, West Siang and Siang. He said the said road is in deplorable condition as it remains unattended and unmaintained for the last four years causing hardships to the people due to which there is public outcry.

He informed that the road had been handed over to MoRTH by State PWD in 2014 after the later assured its maintenance and widening. However, due to many issues including land compensation, the road widening and construction has been over delayed and could not be taken up by MoRTH in time.

He asked the Regional Officer of MoRTH to carry out repair and maintenance of the said road before the onset of monsoon to which the latter readily agreed to convey the message to the Ministry and to carry out the repair and maintenance of the said road in phase-wise manner.

Chief Secretary said since the road has been handed over to MoRTH it is the duty and responsibility of the Ministry to maintain the road and asked the RO to give a time bound action plan for repair and maintenance of the said road. He said the non-maintenance of the road is causing inconvenience to the people and hampering economic development of the region.

Meanwhile, the RO said he is always there to help and give assistance to State Govt in maintenance and improvement of road networks in the State.


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