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Pul urges MoRTH for early sanction of fund

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT


Itagar, April 21: Chief Engineer from union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (NER) V K Rajawat who was on one day visit to the state capital to inspect the ongoing repairing and maintence work of Itagar to Banderdewa road and nearby areas, called on the Chief Minister Kalikho Pul yesterday.

Pul asked the chief engineer to immediately expedite the sanctioning of fund for the 4-Lane Highway Projects from Itagar to Banderdewa and for three Fly Overs in the State Capital, an official release informed. He also requested him to immediately release fund for the on-going repairing and maintence work in the state capital and rest of the highway projects.

He categorically said that as the soil along the Itagar to Banderdewa and Itagar to Holongi roads are loose in ture and are prone to landslides in rainy season. He asked the engineers of the MoRTH to strictly monitor the project implementation and checked for its quality and to ascertain that the prescribed standard norms of highways are maintained. The chief minister assured the visitor that the local people of the state capital are fully supporting the 4-laning of Itagar to Banderdewa highway and there would be no interference from them in execution of the highway project. However, he requested him to adequately compensate the local people as per the prescribed rates uniformly. Rajawat informed that the Centre has agreed to sanction the 4-laning of Itagar to Banderdewa Highway Project and three Fly-Overs in the capital complex as proposed and requested by the Chief Minister during his meeting with the Prime Minister and MoRTH minister at Delhi recently.

He said that project would be sanctioned within one month time as and when the DPR is received from the state government and work could start from September next.

He also informed that considering the strategic locations and sensitiveness of the border state, the Centre has handed over two important border roads from Joram to Koloriang and Dimwe to Hawai to Border Road Organizations (BRO) on the request of the chief minister.

Rajawat further assured him that the ministry was fully satisfied with the progress of the Itagar to Banderdewa maintence works that has rapidly pick up recently and assured to release the fund for maintence and repairing work of the road soon.

“The Centre is happy with the appreciable cooperation it gets from the state government,” Rajawat said adding, the Centre is now more committed to support the state government in its endeavour to develop the road networks in the state.

He further informed that the work on improvement of Doimukh to Harmoti road was also going on satisfactorily, the release added.

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