Minister of Road, Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari urges rapid execution of road projects in Arunachal
Itanagar, Sept 25: Minister of Road, Transport & Highways, Shipping & Water Resources, Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday reviewed in Shillong the NH projects implemented in Arunachal Pradesh. He stressed on rapid execution of all road and highways projects to usher connectivity to the remote places, to accelerate economic development and for employment generation for the people of the State.
However,Minister Nitin Gadkari said that due to the State's own problems with regard to land acquisitions, forest clearance and other issues, execution of many important projects are getting over delayed causing huge loss and embarrassment to the Ministry.
Minister Nitin Gadkari asked the State Government to fast track and expedites the land acquisition, forest clearance and other issues in the State itself saying that the Ministry will not take time to sanction the projects that are free from any encumbrance. He further said that sanction would bve granted to all the pending projects after getting 100% land acquisition and to declare the proposed National Highways once the undergoing NH projects are successfully implemented.
Gadkari further asked the Contractors to improve their performance and expedite work progress as per the stipulated time of the projects by increasing their manpower and machineries. He cautioned that the non-performing contractors would be terminated and banned from further contesting tenders, if required.
Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein while presenting the status of NH projects in the State has submitted a memorandum to the Union Minister seeking early sanctioning of 407 km Potin-Pangin Road (NH-13) including fund for repair & maintenance of four major bridges, 35 Km Hukanjuri-Khonsa road, remaining 20.6 km (Package B & C) of 4-laning of Itanagar – Banderdewa road (NH-415).