Arunachal: Chowna Mein calls on Nitin Gadkari on TAH


New Delhi

Arunachal Pradesh Dy CM, Chowna Mein along with Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju called on Union Minister of Road, Transport & Highways (MoRTH) Nitin Gadkari here on Wednesday evening with regard to the Potin-Pangin section of the Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH  )   and other roads in the state.

Mein apprised the Union Minister about the deteriorating conditions of the 407 Km Potin-Pangin stretch of the Trans-Arunachal Highway and said it needs immediate attention of the Central Government for its early completion.

He reminded the Union Minister that in his earlier meeting with him on 28th February 2018, Ministry has agreed to process for  the sanctioning on Package wise provided that 80% land is made available having continuous length before Letter of Award (LOA) is issued for each package. State PWD has already submitted the DPR for all the 9 packages to Regional Office, Itanagar, he added.

Mein also discussed about the Terminated Projects of SARDP-NE namely, Lalpul-Manmao-Changlang reminded the Union Minister that in a meeting earlier on 12th July 2018 it was decided to allow one month time to the original Contractor for mobilising the work and if the contractor failed to comply the Ministry has agreed to re-tender the balance work.

Mein also raised the issue of Longding-Tissa –Khonsa road to which the Ministry has agreed to re- tender the balance after placing the proposal before the next HPC.

Mein also sought for early sanctioning for Package B & C of 4 Laning of Itanagar to Banderdewa road NH-415 (Package-B & C)  to which the Ministry has agreed to consider Package wise sanction though sanction ceiling of NH(O) dose permit  provided State Govt. agree to levy  Toll on commercial vehicles on this road.

With regard to Double Laning of Khonsa-Hukanjuri road NH-315A (35 Km), the Ministry informed that the LA estimate of Hukanjuri- Khonsa is being considered for sanction provided the State Govt. agree 2.5 % Administrative charges as requested by the Ministry . After disbursement of the LA amount fully by the State Govt. phase wise DPR submitted shall be considered for sanctioning.

The duo were accompanied by the Minister of WRD, Mines and Minerals, Kamlung Mosang, Advisor to Chief Minister, Wanglin Lowangdong, Principal Resident Commissioner, Jitendra Narain Singh and Chief Engineer ( Highway Zone), Toli Basar.

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