ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Taking serious cognizance of the protest by the Aalo Town Public Welfare and Development Society (ATPWDS) on the deplorable road condition of the Gabu to Bam Trans-Arunachal Highway, Chief Secretary Satya Gopal formed a committee headed by Divisional Commissioner (West), instructing the committee to hold talks with the stakeholders to resolve the impasse.
This was decided in an emergency meeting, following the direction of Chief Minister Pema Khandu, to review the Trans-Arunachal Highway Project from Gabu to Bam, in view of the phase-wise protests launched by the ATPWDS.
Divisional Commissioner (West) Gamli Padu, DGP Sandeep Goel, Secretary (Home) G S Meena, Director of T K Engineering, Techi Tara and officials of TKE were present in the meeting.
It is informed that the committee shall reach Aalo on October 29 and is likely to hold talks by late afternoon on Sunday itself.
He stated that the Chief Minister has instructed that public interest should not and cannot be ignored and any genuine issue raised should be resolved and addressed.
Meanwhile, the ATPWDS had held a meeting recently, where it had decided to go ahead with the proposed 36 hours second phase bandh on October 30 and 31 next.
This decision was taken after the Society observed that neither the state government nor T K Engineering Consortium Ltd have taken any action to start the Aalo-Bam highway work.
The Society’s legal advisor cum media in-charge in a release said that the Society has also refused the request of the Deputy Commissioner in-charge to call off the bandh as the government is not at all serious to mitigate the suffering of the public of Aalo area.
Earlier on October 23, the ATPWDS had called a 24 hours bandh in the area.