Four-lane construction commences

ITANAGAR, Sep 21: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein flagged-off the four-lane construction work of NH-415 from Chandranagar to Papu Nallah (Package-A, 10.90 Km) at Chandranagar Bridge Point here on Thursday.
Congratulating the people of the state and denizens of Capital Complex for the significant accomplishment, the DCM asked the executing agency to expedite the work and complete the work before the targeted time of three years.
He further said that the proposal for the Package B would be sent to the Central Government soon.
At the same time, he appealed to the people to cooperate and comply with the traffic diversion and to use the alternative route during construction of NH-415 to enable smooth progress of the work, which would enable the executing agency to complete the project work much ahead of the stipulated time frame.
He lauded the efforts of the District Administration, PWD (Highway) and other officials involved in the eviction process for successfully carrying out the process within targeted time.
He also thanked the citizens of Capital Complex for carrying out self-demolition and cooperating with the District Administration during the eviction.
Aiming to adopt global best practices in road building, the DCM said that the government will encourage use of modern technology as it plans to improve road designing and bring down maintenance cost to avoid recurring expenses later.
Parliamentary Secretary (PWD, UD and Housing) Techi Kaso also lauded the effort of DA, PWD (Highway) and other stakeholders for the successful completion of the eviction process. He also assured that the construction would be completed at the earliest for the second phase to start.
During the programme, officials from the Highway Department presented a video on information on NH-415 and work programme and displayed a video on eviction process that was carried out.
The eviction of the structures within RoW of NH-415 started on August 24 last
The EPC contractor M/S T K Engineering Consortium Pvt Ltd will execute the work under the supervision of the state Public Works Department, whose project cost is estimated to be Rs 196.16 crore.
Capital DC Prince Dhawan informed that traffic diversion plan during the construction of the four-lane first phase package-A has been made and alternate route plans have been identified.
The route plan has been divided into six segments and the repairing works of the alternate routes would be completed before the construction for the four-lane begins. The detailed traffic route plan would be issued in due course of time so that the commuters do not face any inconvenience.
Also present were Commissioner PWD B Pertin, Chief Councillor Kipa Kaku, Councillors of various wards, Former Chief Engineer (Highway) Bora Ete, Chief Engineer (Highway) Toli Basar, Chief Engineer (WZ) Katung Wahge, Bazaar Committee members and officers from the Highway Division and T K Engineering.