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ABK against AIIMS shifting

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT


Itagar, April 13: Reacting sharply to the alleged attempt by the state government to shift the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) to other locations on the purported ground of not giving lands by the Bogong Banggo, the Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) had appealed the state government not to act in haste. ABK President, Kangir Jamoh informing that Bogong Banggo Kebang (BBK) had already committed to provide sufficient land for the AIIMS said, “We feel that AIIMS can be established at Pasighat because it is centrally located and can fulfill all the pre-requisite criteria for the establishment as the airport at Pasighat is at the verge of completion and the railway head is also being extended from Murkongselek,” Jamoh further lamented that the PMO had directed the railway ministry to carry out detailed engineering survey of Murkongselek-Pasighat-Tezu-Parshuram Kund-Rupai (Assam) railway line which will be funded by ministry of defense and fince.

“The railway line is certain for execution as this project is considered as one of the most strategic railway lines along the Chi border by the defense ministry. Pasighat is the gate way of the state, the Trans Aruchal Highway (TAH) to Aalo with a distance of 106km, to Yingkiong with 130 km, to Roing with 76 km and the route to Tezu passes through Pasighat,” exerted Jamoh.

Further citing more reasons he added, “Once the ongoing TAH project is completed, Pasighat can be accessed from Daporijo within 3 hours, from Aalo in 1 ½ hours, from Yingkiong in 2 hours, from Roing in 1 hour and Tezu/msai in 2 hours and Lakhimpur (Assam) in 3 hours time and Joi (Assam) is only 36 km.” Jamoh also asserted the all the nearest airports in Assam were closer from Pashighat and there were other options for travelling like buses and taxis as well. “If AIIMS is established at Pasighat, it shall not only cater to the medical needs of the entire central zone of our state but also the neighboring state of Assam,” he added.

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