FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, June 30: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister bam Tuki, accompanied by PWD Minister Gojen Gadi, local MLA Techi Kaso, Commissioners, Secretaries and engineers today took stock of the damages caused by the incessant rain in the capital city since past several weeks.
The onset of monsoon has already left trails of devastation in the state, particularly in and around the capital city, disrupting surface communication, hampering water and electricity supply and throwing lives out of track.
While inspecting the Karsingsa block point at NH 52 A, Tuki directed the concerned department to take up the restoration work on war footing by deploying men and machinery at the vulnerable point, an official release informed.
He suggested for construction of a bailey bridge to restore temporary connectivity within a period of 10-15 days so that commuters are given respite from the blockade, while the work on main road connectivity of damaged NH 52 A road could be undertaken simultaneously.
The chief minister and his team also inspected the harlagun-Jullang- Itagar road and directed the department to make all necessary arrangements to upkeep the only alterte route after NH 52 A connecting the twin capital towns of Itagar and harlagun.
While disclosing that adequate fund for restoration works has been earmarked, Tuki asked the department to ensure utmost quality during execution of these works. He issued strictures that the government would not tolerate substandard work and in the process, any agency or individual proved guilty of such practice shall be firmly dealt with.
Meanwhile, concerned over the repeated disruption of surface communication in the state during every monsoon, Tuki asked the department to evolve suitable and sustaible mechanism to contain the recurring issue of road damage.
He suggested utilization of latest technology for durable roads for the state like Aruchal Pradesh which remains wet and witnesses rain half the year.
The chief minister has appealed the citizens of Aruchal Pradesh to stay alert and vigilant during the monsoons to avoid any untoward incident.
He also appealed the people to stop all kinds of earth cutting along the tiol highway and sectoral roads during monsoon making it vulnerable for landslides. He issued strict directives to the district administration in this regard, the release added.