FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, Sept 12: The Aruchal Pradesh cabinet on Friday took major
decisions which would give a significant boost to the developmental
trajectory of the state.
The cabinet approved to recommend a proposal for connectivity to
unconnected habitations in border areas of the state under Border Area
Development Programme (BADP) as a special case. All total 72 numbers of
roads located in 23 border blocks in 12 districts of the state would be
taken up under the programme. It shall cover 2098.40 km of roads with
219 numbers of bridges covering 227 unconnected habitations along the
border at an estimated cost of Rs 3345.03 crore, government spokesman
Bamang Felix said in a statement here today.
In another major decision, the state Cabinet has decided to suspend
the operation of Pawan Hans Helicopter Service in the state till
completion of inquiry into the recent incident of chopper crash at Tirap
which claimed 3 lives including the then Tirap Deputy Commissioner Late
Kamlesh Joshi. The state government has already written to the Ministry
of Home Affairs, Government of India, to conduct a thorough inquiry
into the incident to unearth the facts behind repeated accidents of
Pawan Hans Helicopters in the state.
While safety and security arrangements in operatiol helipads with
allocation of adequate fund were approved, the Cabinet decided to
improve the perimeter security of harlagun Helipad with suitable
In addition, the Cabinet passed the Aruchal Pradesh Road Safety
Policy – 2015 to contain growing road accidents, injuries and fatalities
in the state. Under the policy, safety awareness issues, establishment
of road safety information database, safer road infrastructure, safer
vehicle, safer driver etc. would be implemented.
The Cabinet further approved for creation of 10 numbers of various
categories of posts in Aruchal Pradesh Public Services Commission to
cater to the requirements of the Commission.