In a major development, the high powered committee cleared the proposal of Rs. 3988.98 crores for Potin to Pangin National Highway -13 road project.
Keeping in view the importance of the long pending Potin-Pangin road, Chief Minister Pema Khandu directed the Chief Secretary Satya Gopal to attend the meeting of High Powered Inter-Ministerial Committee on SARDP-NE to explain in detail the importance and urgency of construction of this road.
Accordingly the Chief Secretary attended the 79th Meeting of High Powered Inter-Ministerial Committee on SARDP-NE chaired by Secretary Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Government of India on Thursday and briefed the committee about the significance of this project as it is one of the lifeline for the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
Accordingly in a major development, after threadbare deliberations, the high powered committee cleared the proposal of Rs. 3988.98 crores for Potin to Pangin National Highway -13 road project. It includes additional cost of utility shifting of electricity and water supply.
The committee divided the entire stretch of 351.383 KM of Potin –Pangin NH into three packages by combining package no. 1-3, 4-6 and 7-9 having lengths of more than 100 Kms each and costing more than Rs. 1000 Crores civil work so that petty problems which could delay the project, could be sorted out. The Secretary categorically instructed that bid should be invited in such a manner that one bidder should be awarded only one package.
Considering the importance of the project, the Secretary MoRTH requested the Chief Secretary to be present in the pre-bid meeting which would be held at Itanagar under the aegis of MoRTH so that the bidders could be explained about the necessity of completion of the project in a time bound manner.
The Committee further instructed the concerned authority to invite bids at the earliest so that work on the important project could see the light of the day. The bids are likely to be invited in the second week of February 2019. Among others, Chief Engineers and engineers from concerned departments were present in the meeting.