FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, June 25: The Committee for Siang Basin Dialogue (CSDB) has expressed grave concern over some hideous issues involving construction of Trans Aruchal Highway (TAH) at Siang district like compensation, shifting of work execution to MoRTH from APPWD, the project under the local contractors, unregulated dumping, destruction of tress (forest) downstream of highway etc. The NGO alleged that the Centre/state government has granted permission for destruction of vast forest areas and lands which could have been in future useful for horticultural avenues.
“The compensation is only for agro-horticultural avenues and the forest product is excluded in the compensation table,” it said. “As per reliable sources, the Highway alignment is again under survey whereas the sanction of TAH was based on the Detail Project Report worked by PWD (Highway)”, the NGO said. It also questioned regarding grant of compensation amount of Rs Rs.4,65,70000 out of Rs. 6,15,00000 and delay in payment of compensation to the affected people. The NGO, however, urged the executing agencies to expedite the TAH construction work at the earliest.