ITANAGAR: Arunachal Minister of Rural Works Department (RWD) Honchun Ngandam has said that the "effective and mission mode implementation of the flagship PMGSY programme is the need of the hour for faster growth of the State", while attending the second State-level review meeting of the Department.
Addressing the review meeting, RWD Secretary N.T. Glow said that the rural road connectivity is one the important rural infrastructure for holistic development and time bound implementation with good quality. "It is a hallmark of the programme, which will support faster socio economic development of the State," he said.
Altogether 452 numbers of road works totalling 4,500 km and 187 numbers of longspan bridges are under various stages of construction across the State, he informed.
"All these works are to be completed within December 2021 and this will benefit 661 habitations in the remote and far-flung areas in our highly complex terrain," he added. The Secretary also informed that the Department is also gearing up to increase the absorption capacity inter-alia knowledge-base of field functionaries.
Various new technologies have also been introduced to replace the use of stones wherever not available for faster completion and to reduce the carbon footprint.
The meeting was organized to review all the ongoing works and bridges under the flagship programme PMGSY that is executed for all the six Circles independently under the chairmanship of Secretary, RWD and senior engineers of the department.