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Plea to complete State highway project soon

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, April 3: The East Kameng Social Welfare and Cultural Organisation (EKSWCO) on Sunday asked the Sushee Infra Pvt Ltd (SIPL) to complete the remaining portion of the Nechiphu-Hoj Trans-Aruchal Highway project at the earliest.
An EKSCWO team led by its chairman Khya Safar Pao and general secretary Nikam Tallang on Saturday visited the construction site at Rilloh and met SIFL general mager Pradeep Sarma and senior project mager GB Subramaniyam in this regard.
The team requested the officials to complete the remaining 40-metre stretch of the road near Rilloh to allow commuters to use the road instead of having to use the old PWD road which lengthens the journey by two hours.
The EKSCWO members suggested to the officials to connect an altertive route to the highway, via Taja Hapa, until the work on the highway itself is completed.
The SIPL officials on their part sought at least 15 days’ time to make the road ready for traffic, saying the muddy soil over the new formation cutting still poses risks to vehicles driving over it.
The officials also assured to develop an altertive route to the highway, which is expected to shorten the distance by another 3 km.
The EKSCWO team also met the SIPL’s senior official, Shera Rajan Kher, at the firm’s base camp at Langdang near Leporiang. Kher said his firm is putting all its efforts to complete the project before the December 2017 deadline.
Kher too sought 15 days to make the road usable for vehicles, and said he would instruct his officials to expedite the work with additiol manpower and machineries before the onset of monsoon.
Pao assured full cooperation to the firm in carrying out the construction work. He appealed to the people to have patience and not create any difficulties for the workers.
“This road is for our benefit. People using this road must cooperate with Sushee in carrying out its work,” Pao said, and warned of “strict action” against miscreants.
Among others, Aruchal Press Club president Chopa Cheda, East Kameng Chamber of Commerce and Industries president Tassang Taku, East Kameng DDSE Kata Rangmo, and Government Model Degree College Seppa principal Robin Hissang, former East Kameng District Youth Congress president Rajiv Camdir Tok also attended the meeting.
The SIFL is widening the 311 km existing road to 2-lane NH standards along with improvements and re-alignments from Nechipu to Hoj via Seppa, Sagali under the Trans-Aruchal Highway project.

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