Maintain all strategic roads in state: Rajkhowa to BRO
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, May 24: Aruchal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa on Monday urged the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to maintain road communication in the state at any cost. The governor’s observation came when BRO’s Additiol Director General (East) Dr S S Porwal called on him at Raj Bhawan here and discussed roads under the BRO and their progress in the state, a press release informed.
The governor emphasised that in the interest of the people of the frontier state and tion, road communication must be maintained at all cost. He suggested that the BRO must have pre-deployment of their resources, both men and machines.
Sharing his experience at Lumla in Tawang district, the governor stressed that BRO must maintain the border roads on regular basis and must be taken up on top priority. He said that many organisations have submitted memorandums for maintence of some strategic roads by the BRO.
Rajkhowa advised the BRO official to take up at their level also, while the state government takes up with the concerned ministries. He pointed that many roads in the state were damaged due to lack or improper construction of drains.
“The slopes near the roads are very steep, resulting in landslides, which in turn block the road communication. At times, it is found that retention walls are not constructed in proper and scientific manner,” the governor pointed out. Referring to the Karsingsa Sinking zone, near here the governor asked Dr. Porwal, who has done PhD in landslides and implemented project in landslide zone of Sopur village of Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya, to explore ways to address perennial landslides. He suggested for sky bridge or tunnelling in the landslide zones areas.
The governor also enquired about the Siku Bridge near Mebo in East Siang district to which the ADG informed that the work is sanctioned and permanent solution would be there before monsoon this year.
Briefing the Governor on the progress of BRO road, the ADG informed that 40 per cent of works in the state were completed and all the present projects would be implemented by 2019.
Sharing his finding in the state, ADG informed that many of the landslides have resulted from blockage of tural draige, the release added.