Itanagar: “It will be the collective responsibility of all if our commitment of building 1600 KM stretch of rural road in the state is not achieved by this financial year”, asserted Rural Works Department (RWD) Minister Bamang Felix while chairing a two day review meeting on Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) which began here on Monday.
Exhorting the department officers to tighten their belts, the Minister said that the state today demands sincere and hardworking officers who would genuinely deliver for the good of the people. Rural road being one of the most vital communication means, the department need to work with renewed energy to ensure that the road reaches to the last village of the state, Felix said. The minister revealed that the Centre has recently sanctioned 5025 km of PMGSY road with a cost of Rs. 3837 crore.
He directed the concerned officers to finish the NIT and the process of awarding works within the month of January so that there is no further delay in execution of critical border –rural roads.
“The PMGSY implementation has to be accelerated to accrue the benefit to the remotely located habitations for over all socio-economic development of the State. The rural roads contribute significantly in the GDP of the state and therefore all the roads have to be constructed with good quality,” Felix added. The physical progress, achievement, contract management, new technology, District Rural Road Plan for PMGSY-II and quality issues are being covered in two days meeting.