Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr B D Mishra on Monday emphasized on strengthening rural road connectivity to bring development and prosperity in every corner of the state. “The officials and concerned authorities must be ready to go into the details of each project and work with anticipation to remove any cause of delay in the road construction work,” he said while chairing a high-level meeting on road connectivity at Raj Bhawan here.
The meeting was convened with special reference to the 157 km Miao-Vijoynagar Road in Changlang district, a Raj Bhawan communiqué informed. The governor said that a concerted effort is needed by all to expedite the construction of the important road. So far there is no road to Vijaynagar.
“As socio-economic development of the rural communities, particularly agrarian community and entrepreneurs in horticulture depends, inter alia, on the availability of good road, the concerned officers must take up rural connectivity in a mission mode,” he pointed out.
“Availability of good road is for the welfare of the people and it adds to national security,” he added. The governor advised all present in the meeting that the road projects must be planned for long term use and care must be taken for its durability and robustness.
“Due to the difficult terrain and climate, if conventional methods of road construction are not feasible, the implementing agencies must use alternative latest technologies to have good roads in the state,” he added.
Rural Works Department (RWD) Minister Honchun Ngandam, Urban Development & Civil Supplies Minister Kamlung Mosang, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Lalramthanga and RWD Secretary Kapa Kholie attended the meeting among others, the communiqué added.