ITANAGAR, Jan 20 – The proposed Itanagar-Banderdewa four-lane highway, whose detailed project reports (DPRs) were pending with the Union Ministry of Road, Transport & Highway (MoRTH), was put on fast track at a high level meeting chaired by Union MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi yesterday.
The project should be taken up immediately as the Prime Minister is likely to visit the State during the Statehood Day celebration on February 20, Arunachal Pradesh PWD Minister Gojen Gadi, who attended the meeting, urged the MoRTH officers led by Chief Engineer SN Nirmal.
He also briefed them about the communication problems confronting the State, particularly traffic congestion in the Capital Complex and sought expeditious approval and sanction of the project to ease the communication hazard in the State capital.
He referred to the objection of the ministry’s regional officer, posted at Itanagar, and requested to send him to Itanagar immediately to re-estimate and resubmit the DPRs, if required, immediately for sanction without any delay.
Regarding the reported proposal on the eight road packages in the State, for which tenders were floated, Gadi said that execution of such projects involve a lot of formalities, including land clearance, would be difficult for any outside company and should be given to the State PWD. – PTI