Survey of NH work reveals ‘anomalies’

Survey of NH work reveals ‘anomalies’

ITANAGAR, Apr 3: A preliminary survey of ongoing four-lane highway from Itanagar to Naharlagun, carried out by Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) on Tuesday, has reportedly revealed anomalies in the execution of work.

As part of its survey, the Association conducted measurements of road in 10 locations and found that the work had not been carried out according to four-lane highway guidelines.

Claiming that the width of four-lane highway in the capital region varies at great degrees ranging from 9 metres to 24 metres, the Association said, according to Indian Road Congress, the width of Right of Way (RoW) or National Highway and State Highway in built-up area should have been 30 metres and width of four-lane should have been 23.5 metres.

Taking serious note of the alleged anomalies, the Association strongly urged the state govt to review the on-going construction work and constitute  Steering Committee to ascertain whether the construction work is following the guidelines or not. The Committee must ensure that the components such as road boundary, building boundary and control line be maintained at all length along the highways for the convenience of public.

Asserting that the public of capital complex particularly business community are expecting for an adequate space along the highways, the IMWA further demanded the state govt and National Highways Authority of India to ensure that the ongoing four-lane highway passing through capital complex be of good quality, safe and reliable for the road users.

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