ITANAGAR: The All Tagin Youth Organization (ATYO) has submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Pema Khandu, seeking his intervention for early clearance of the proposed two-lane 78-km highway from Mebi-Gekho in Daporijo in Upper Subansiri district to Assam's Gerukamukh/Gogamukh.
The ATYO informed that the proposed national highway project has been awaiting formal clearance since 2018.
It said that the project, once cleared, would not only reduce the distance between Upper Subansiri and the State capital but also facilitate smooth movement of troops to the sensitive border areas. The project, which was proposed way back in 1999, got the State Cabinet's approval during the NabamTuki-led government in 2015.
Union MoRTH Minister Nitin Gadkari had cleared the project in principle during his maiden visit to Itanagar on January 13, 2017, informed the organization.
The organization also said that a consulting firm/agency was engaged to carry out the feasibility study and prepare the Detailed Project Report (DPR) in 2018, but the State government stopped the firm/agency from carrying out their works. This is causing delay in the formal declaration of the project by the PMO, the organization alleged. The organization said that any failure on part of the government in getting clearance of the project within a month would compel the organization to launch democratic movements.
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