ITANAGAR: The APYGSC&ES (Arunachal Pradesh Young Generation Socio-Cultural and Educational Society) alleged Chief Minister Pema Khandu for misleading the public by uploading the completion of road construction of NH-415 of package-A, from Chandranagar to Papu Nallah. The organization has also called for a protest rally on April 20 here.
Alleging corruption, the orgaization said that attempts are being made to mislead the public through the video, non-furnishing of the ''action-taken report'' by the department and sidelining the national highway guidelines. Addressing the reporters at the Press Club here, APYGSC&ES chairman Raj Pao said that the video released in the name of 'Challenge Accepted' by Khandu earlier is an attempt to mislead the public and has almost succeeded to do so at some extent. He also said that the NH-415 is yet to be finished as several important components of the road are missing and not constructed according to DPR. The work is not properly executed as per the guideline of National highway, added Pao.
"According to the highway construction guidelines, there should be proper footpaths, bus shelter, crash barrier, road shump, kerbs, and border control etc are still missing," he said. The seven culverts are also among other components which are yet to be reconstructed, he added. The organization has also demanded that the State government must constitute a committee of experts to probe various aspects of the project including utilization of Rs 99.70 crore (allotted as compensation), and also to check the geometric, pavement and structure design of this project. ''We also demand that the State government must initiate strong action against the encroachers of government land and to dismantle such illegal structure constructed alongside the highway.'' He also informed that on February 12, 2021, the organization had submitted a document and video to Prime Minister of India on various issues related to highway and Itanagar Smart City' project.