Deputy chief minister Chowna Mein on September 6 chaired a meeting to review the status of Miao to Vijaynagar PMGSY road in presence of RWD minister Honchun Ngandam and minister of UD, food & civil supplies and local MLA Kamlung Mosang.
“We have discussed expediting the road construction on war footing,” said Chowna Mein and informed that the deadline to complete the construction of the strategic road has been set to October 2022, so that it’s ready to be inaugurated by November 2022.
DyCM Chowna Mein assured all possible support from the state government and called upon the executing agencies and the contractors to expedite the construction work of the Miao-Vijaynagar road by putting all resources together.
It was informed that the PMGSY road was sanctioned in five parts. Part I (12.50km), part II (14.50km) and part III (34 km) works has been completed and work for part IV – Mazgaon to Gandhigram (80 km now after realignment length is 66km) and part V (16.56 km) Gandhigram to Vijaynagar are also going to be completed by October this year.
Executing agencies have cited the difficult terrains coupled with landslides at several locations, marshy lands, unfavourable climatic conditions and short duration of working period as the main causes of the delay.
Among others, principal secretary finance Sharat Chauhan, secretary finance YW Ringu, secretary planning & RWD NT Glow, technical advisor KC Dhimole, CE PMGSY D Nyodu, additional secretary planning RK Sharma and director planning Pallab Dey were present.
Commissioner planning Prashant Lokhande, DC Changlang Sunny Singh and EE RWD (Changlang), Nyamar Rike attended the meeting through virtual mode.