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Construction agency faces student unions' indigtion

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT


ITAGAR, Sept 5: The All Aruchal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) alongwith Longding District Students Union (LDSU) has came down heavily on a road construction agency for delay in executing a strategically important road in Longding district.

Monte Carlo Pvt Ltd (MCPL), the executing agency is yet to start the Kanubari-Longding road despite completion of all formalities in March last.

LDSU President Manlem Wangsu alleged that though the bidding of the tender was passed to the executing firm in the month of March, the MCPL instead of starting the work was trying to hand it over to the local contractors.

“We oppose the idea of sub-contract as it will hamper the quality of works. The Kanubari-Longding road cannot be compromised as it is the lifeline for the people of the area. MCPL can come and speak to us directly if they are facing any sort of problems rather that handing over the work to the contractors,” said Wangsu while talking to reporters.

“If they are incapable of executing the work as they have sated then why they went for the tender,” he said adding, the company had earlier issued a statement that they are not able to work in the North East.

Wangsu also informed that the union has written a complaint to the Director of School Education regarding the transfer of teachers in the Longding district as though after the directive of education minister, teachers were transferred from the district but there were no relievers posted till date.

“As per information four teachers have been posted to the Longding Government High School recently but there is no news of the teachers as to where they are or if they have taken a stay order,” lamented LDSU General Secretary Gangson Gangs.

Echoing the sentiments of LDSU leaders, AAPSU Spokesperson Tanya Agu said that road communication is very important for a geographically strategic state like Aruchal where rail communication is not possible to connect every nook and corners.

“If the said road is not constructed the people will face the heat and will suffer the most. We request the MoRTH to ensure that the work is being implemented properly,” said Agu. Speaking on the issue of transfer of teachers, the spokesperson said that zero tolerance should be applied in such scerio and further appealed the education ministry to look into the issue.

“The results of our students are very poor due to lack of better teachers,” added Agu.

Coming hard once again on the PWD department and the executing authority for the dilapidated road condition of the twin capitals, AAPSU quipped that the potholes in the roads of the twin capitals can also be seen from the moon.

Speaking on ga Peace Accord, Agu further informed that an appointment has been fixed with R N Ravi, the interlocutor for ga peace talks on September 7 next and a delegation of AAPSU would be heading to New Delhi tomorrow. The members of LDSU, however, maintained silence over the ga Peace Accord and stated that they are un-ware of the facts and figures of the accord.

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