Forum demands proper road connectivity in Sangdupota circle

Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Sep 9: The United Sangdupota Intellectual Youth Forum (USIYF) on Saturday demanded that the state government provide proper road connectivity in Sangdupota circle.
Addressing a press conference here, USIYF Chairman Teli Tadap Camdir informed that the circle is cut off at Byate village due to incomplete bridge over Papum River. He said that though the tender for construction of the work has already been awarded to private contractors by the PWD, the work is still incomplete.
Informing that the Itanagar-Jote road which is the life line of entire Sangdupota circle is in a dilapidated condition, Camdir said that the said road should not only be maintained but it should be widened into a two-lane highway.
He also highlighted that various institutes, like the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Law College (LC), and Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) at Jote and Film & Television Institute at Rakap require proper road connectivity.
The USIYF also demanded speeding up the establishment process of NIT, LC, and EDI while informing that its completion periods are already over as per the DPR.
Further, the Forum demanded that the department concerned immediately award the tender for construction of 24 km Itanagar to Jote road to one M/s Tana Hali Construction and Co.
It claimed that the firm has successfully qualified in the technical and financial bid, and on the financial bid the firm has been adjudged as L1 on August 1 last during the opening of the financial bid before the PWD Doimukh Division executive engineer.
On its motive behind backing M/s Tana Hali Construction and Co, the USIYF chairman informed that the people of Sungdupota circle have unanimously approved it and that they are confident that the firm will deliver quality work.
Informing that they have already signed an undertaking with the local MLA of the area, the USIYF Chairman said that if the firm does not deliver quality work then the Forum will be held accountable.
Citing the prescribed guidelines and norms that the tender process should be completed within 120 days from the date of publication, the forum informed that six months have passed but the tender process is not yet completed.
The Forum further informed that the department concerned is delaying the tender process by making excuses of Justification Rate, which was not mentioned in the Notice Inviting Tender or during the entire tendering process.