Mein presides over East-West Industrial Corridor meeting


A Correspondent
ITANAGAR, July 3: Presiding over a meeting on a proposed road project, East-West Industrial Corridor (Phase – I & II) at Civil Secretariat on Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein said that the proposed project is a part of the announcement made by the Union Minister of Road, Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari during his visit on January last year to construct roads in Arunachal Pradesh worth Rs 50,000 crore. However, the Ministry of Road, Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has made it cleared that the project would be sanctioned only when the land is provided free of cost without any encumbrance, adding, “this road will be constructed only when the people of the State agrees to donate land free of costs without claiming for compensation”.

He urged the local legislators and the Deputy Commissioners of the districts (who were present in the meeting) through which the road will traverse to create mass awareness on this matter and to convince the people to part some of their land for the road project in free of cost.

He further said, “The East-West Industrial Corridor will be declared as the State Highway,” and asked the M/s Nector Engineers & Project Consultants, Ahmadabad to submit the proposed Road Alignment and the Techno Feasibility report for examination by a High Power Committee headed by the Speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, TN Thongdok as Chairman and Chief Secretary, Satya Gopal as a member among others.