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Holistic approach needed to develop roads: BRO chief

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

Itagar, July 21: Brigadier CC Jaleel, chief engineer of project Brahmank of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) who recently took charge of Brahmank inspected the roads of Siang valley from July 18 to 20 last.

During his visits to the roads of the valley, the brigadier stressed on the need of a holistic approach to develop the roads so that it has a good riding surface along with road safety device and signs for smooth traffic movement.

He also emphasized on the need to put more traffic safety devices like cat’s eyes, delineators , crash barriers, wide fencing etc along the 280 km long Pangin-Tuting road to caution drivers appropriately at places where there is sharp bends, land slide zones, sinking areas. Jaleel informed that valley would soon see a spurt in road construction activities as the 280 km long road from Pangin to Tuting has been approved for improvement to NHDL specifications. He also added that Ditte- Dimme to Yingkiong Road will also be improved to 2 lane width.

While recognizing huge challenges and gargantuan efforts required for improving these roads to NHDL specifications in a time frame of six years, the BRO chief intimated that a holistic approach is being taken to beef up the departmental capability of 761 BRTF so that the double laning is completed as scheduled.

Jaleel during his visit also interacted with Upper Siang DC Remo Kamki and sought his active cooperation in the matters of land acquisition for double laning projects and allotment of quarries for extraction of stone boulders, sand etc.

Further expressing concern over the damages inflicted by OFC laying agency along the road without suitably restoring the surface to proper standards thereby causing damages and safety hazards, the brigadier instructed the agency to complete the work at the earliest.

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