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CM directs power developer to stick to deadline

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT


Itagar, March 27: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday visited the 3MW Sumbachu Small Hydro Power (SHP) at Zemithang to inspect the progress of work.

Delayed by almost 4 years, the officials of the executing agency Nortech Power, Kolkata assured the project would be commissioned by August 31 this year, an official communiqué informed here today.

The company further informed that 85 per cent works of the project have been completed. Khandu, however, expressed disappointment and lambasted the company quizzing them on the tardy progress of work. He strictly issued direction to the corporation to meet all the deadlines on time.

Due to slow pace of work, the project had invited wraths from the local public causing great disappointments due to power shortage in the area.

The chief minister directed the hydropower department to depute an engineer to monitor the work and strictly ordered the engineers not to abstain from their duty.

Further expressing resentment over the callous attitude of the corporation, RWD Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi called for a meeting at Itagar in April next. Expressing that the government would accept no further excuses on work delay, Tashi directed the corporation for bringing out realistic work achievements.

Khandu, in his maiden visit to Lumla constituency on Sunday after assuming office of the chief minister, attend the Gorsam Mela, a local religious and cultural festival at Gorsam village.

The chief minister paid a darshan of the pious relics preserved inside the Gorsem Chorten, a stupa constructed in the 12th Century, which is the largest in the area with a height of over 100 feet.

The door to the relics is opened every twelve years, where thousands of devotees thronged the Stupa to gain darshan of it. The Chief Minister was accompanied by Art and Culture Minister Dr Mohesh Chai, RWD Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi, Planning Parliamentary Secretary, Zingnu mchoom, Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi, State BJP President, Tapir Gao, Hydro Power Development Corporation of Aruchal Pradesh (HPDCAP) Chairman Tungri Effa and district BJP President Sange Choddup, the report added.

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