Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on September 9 said that fast development of road communication is taking place across the state.
Citing that many road projects, namely two-laning of road from Roing to Anini, Tohangam to Hayuliang, Manmao to Changlang, Hukanjuri to Khonsa, Potin to Pangin, etc across the state are being implemented, the Dy CM said: “The surface road communications will greatly improve after the completions of these road projects.”
Mein made this statement while discussing regarding the implementation and land acquisition for double laning of NH-52 (60.25 km) from Chowkham tri-junction in Namsai district to Brahma Kund (Parshuram Kund in Lohit district) with Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar, Commissioner (Planning) PS Lokhande, deputy commissioners of Lohit and Namsai districts, Commander 48 BRTF Demwe Saurabh Srivastava, secretary land management and others through a video conferencing on September 9.
Mein asked the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to finalise the detailed project report (DPR) for the two-laning of road from Chowkham tri-junction to Brahma Kund at the earliest, a release said.
He also asked the DCs of both the districts to conduct the land acquisition process smoothly. He urged them to complete the land acquisition process as soon as the DPR is finalised and also complete the floating of tender before the start of the working season so that the road project can be carried out in time.
Apart from the discussion on the road projects, the CS informed that the Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is ready for funding the establishment of incense stick (agarbatti) making (bamboo based) industry in Namsai and Lohit districts and also assured buy back of the products.
He asked the DCs of both the districts to study the availability of required bamboo species (raw materials) and artisans.