[ Karda Natam ]
DAPORIJO, Oct 3: The Tagin Cultural Society (TCS) has called on Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju at Itanagar on Tuesday and requested for his intervention for early completion of various road projects including Limeking-Taksing, Taliha-Tato, Mebigeko-Gerukhamukh roads and Potin-Pangin TAH road at the earliest in Upper Subansiri district.
The TCS team lead by its president Tabu Paktung while submitting a memorandum informed the minister that people have handed over their land with less compensation for early construction of roads, specially Trans Arunachal Highway, but the construction work of the Potin to Pangin highway undertaken by TK Engineering has not been started yet.
Expressing resentment over the non-commencement of the TAH work, Paktung said that concerned authority and the construction company have played with the emotion of the people of the district by giving false promises for early start of the works.
Meanwhile, Rijiju has assured that the road construction work would be considered seriously for early commencement. Necessary steps will be taken for the early completion of work, he said. The Minister also ensured that road from Lemeking to Taksing will be completed by November this year. Further he added that due to some technical problem related to compensation of road from Taliha in Upper Subansiri district to Tato in West Siang district, work has been slowed down. However it will also be completed soon, he said.
Meanwhile, Paktung informed that the district is connected by two roads from Ziro and Basar, however, due to deplorable condition of roads, the people of the entire district are facing problem to reach state Capital, particularly during monsoon season. Ziro via Daporijo to Basar road is the life line of Upper Subansiri district without which no other development is possible in the district, he further said and urged both state and Central Govts to give priority in road construction.