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Tuki okays decisions to boost State’s development trajectory

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT


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.

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