Vijaynagar is one of the major border towns of the State which is strategically located near Myanmar border and the Govt is seriously concerned about the road connectivity to this remote town—Chowna Mein
Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein while taking status report of the under construction work of border road from Miao-Vijaynagar have asked the RWD to expedite the road construction work on war footing. He said this in a meeting with the RWD Minister, Honchun Ngandam and Chief Engineer, RWD cum CEO PMGSY, D Nyodu in his Secretariat Office today.
He said that Vijaynagar is one of the major border towns of the State which is strategically located near Myanmar border and the Govt is seriously concerned about the road connectivity to this remote town. He further said that the State Govt is ready to provide additional fund of Rs 39 Crore for re-alignment and construction of culvert & bridges as sought by the department. However, he stressed that the department should judiciously use the fund and completes the road within the stipulated time.
RWD Minister, Honchun Ngandam while requesting an additional fund of Rs 39 Crore for completion of the road project informed that due to uniqueness of soil conditions and shortfall in sanctioned DPR, new alignment has to be made which necessitates seeking of additional fund.
Earlier, Chief Engineer RWD cum CEO PMGSY, D Nyodu has briefed the Deputy Chief Minister about the difficulties and issues faced in the construction of Miao-Vijaynagar road some of which are harsh topography, repetitive cloud burst and frequent rainfall, shortfall in sanctioned DPR and uniqueness of soil conditions, forest regulations, slope stabilization of hill side, gap funding, etc. However, he informed that several steps have been taken to remove and resolve these issues.