Arunachal- State News in Brief, 31st March 2017

Tawang-  Tawang will connect with Railway Line

Giving strategic interests a further push, the Centre is exploring feasibility to connect Sino-India border district Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh with the railway network. The Centre has asked Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, who is also an MP from Arunachal West seat, to explore the feasibility of the rail network in the remote area. The two ministers will tour the state on Saturday to study the viability of connecting Tawang with Bhalukpong which is the last station of Indian Railways on Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. Sinha and Rijiju will be visiting Arunachal Pradesh from April 1 in connection with commencement of final location survey of new broad gauge line connecting Bhalukpong with Tawang which is a distance of 378 kilometres.

Itanagar- CM inaugurated Waii International 

The first ever five star hotel of Arunachal Pradesh, Waii International hotel was inaugurated by Chief Minister Pema Khandu at Itanagar. This luxury hotel with tagline Bask in glory of luxury, which is owned by Arunachal Home minister Kumar Waii. The hotel is expected to carter to the needs of tourists looking for comfy and cozy stay in the capital city. The 61-room hotel has the facilities such as swimming pool, pub, game parlour, 24/7 café and luxury bar etc. While extending his best wishes to the hotel management, Khandu appreciated Waii and his family for investing in the state instead of taking the project outside the state.

Pasighat-  Road under Construction Inspected 

A team of monitoring board comprising administrative officers, engineers, PRI leaders and HGBs inspected the alleged sub-standard road construction upon Mirmir Chariali-Sibo Korong road on Thursday . This road being constructed by some local contractors under the monitoring agency. The Tea made the ground inspection of the under construction road from English bridge to Mirmir Chariali.  The PWD engineers clarified their stance and ground on the alleged discrepancies in the road construction. The All Bogong Students’ Union (Elected) had lodged an official complaint at the office of Dy. Commissioner, Pasighat recently alleging sub-standard works in the 2.8 KM road which is said to be the lifeline of 10 villages of Bogong region upon which DC directed for constitution of a board to monitor the quality.

Khonsa- Relief Materials for Fire Victim

A team of Tirap District Police led by Dy.SP Kardak Riba donated 10 bags of Rice to the 10 fire victim’s families. All the 10 fire affected families appreciated the Tirap District Police for timely providing of essential commodities. The homeless fire victims of Post office colony Khonsa have also received 2 blankets each from MLA Tirong Aboh. Khonsa Women Welfare Association also  visited the fire victim’s families on Thursday. The Association have provided Utensils, Blankets, Buckets to all 10 (ten) victim’s families. While receiving relief the materials all the fire victims families extend their appreciations to Khonsa Women Welfare Association.

Khonsa- Security forces caught one NSCN (K) militant

Security forces caught one NSCN (K) militant from Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh. The militant was caught at Laju village by Assam Rifles yesterday. A pistol along with ammunition and extortion notes were recovered from his possession. The security forces have been carrying out aggressive operations in the district and the apprehension has struck a blow to the extortion activities being carried out by the underground cadres of the group in the area, the statement said.

Itanagar- Govt looking for an Engineering College 

The Arunachal Pradesh government is looking forward to speedy establishment of an engineering college at Toru in Papum Pare district. Necessary funds have been allocated for the construction of the administrative and academic blocks under RUSA scheme, said education minister Honchun Ngandam. He informed this during the 17th conference of the department of higher and technical education,  said an official report. “It is a matter of great relief that the state government, for the first time, has prioritized infrastructure development of all government colleges in the state with a fund of Rs 55 crore,” said Ngadam. He added that although the state was a late starter in the higher education sector, it is constantly striving for development.The minister said the state government, despite financial constraints, initiated steps to establish a state university at Pasighat and Rs 10 crore has been earmarked for the construction of its administrative and academic blocks in this financial year.