DyCM reviews progress of projects

ITANAGAR, Dec 5: Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein reviewed the physical and financial progress of projects under centrally sponsored schemes – NLCPR, CRF, NEC, and RIDF – implemented by the Public Works Department (PWD), during a departmental review meeting held at the new Legislative Assembly auditorium here on Tuesday.
Citing the poor maintenance of quality in the implementation of some of the previous projects, he said that there should not be any compromise on quality of works, especially in roads, bridges and building infrastructure, and added that these have to be constructed as per the technical specification in the DPR and the CPWD manual.
He stressed on strict monitoring of the projects through regular supervision by field engineers to ensure quality execution and timely completion of the projects.
He asked the engineers to come up with innovative schemes considering the local conditions like flood and landslides. He also called upon them to design earthquake-resistant building as the state falls under a high seismic zone.
Mein also said that the fund for construction of CC pavements for uncovered portions of capital roads and in some district headquarters roads would be kept in the coming budget and asked the department to submit proposals before the budget.
He further asked the department to register eligible district contractors so that more people can participate in the economic activities under the Arunachal Pradesh District Based Entrepreneurs and Professional Act.
He also asked the department to submit the projects falling under critical observations with the genuine reasons to be taken up under Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure.
PWD Parliamentary Secretary, Techi Kaso called to maintain quality of work and prepare technically sound DPR. He also said to complete all formalities while plotting tender to avoid litigation after awarding of work citing litigations as main cause of delay in the implementations of many projects. He also stressed on executing and completing the works on time to avoid cost escalations.
PWD Commissioner Bilatee Pertin informed that the recently passed Arunachal Pradesh State Road (Regulation & Development) Bill, which is awaiting the governor’s assent, will empower the engineers with vertical and horizontal regulatory authority to deal with any violators and encroachment in right of way while building roads.
He further called upon the executive engineers to open accounts for all the divisions under Public Financial Management System immediately to enable efficient flow of fund, easy payment and accounting.
Chief engineers of SID&P, East Zone, West Zone, Central Zone (A&B), Western Zone, Highway (East & West), Training & Vigilance and CSQ presented the physical and financial progress of the projects falling under them.
Further, physical and financial progress of district secretariats and major district roads were also reviewed, and the problems, hindrances and reasons for delay in completion of various projects and solutions were also discussed.
Superintending engineers from various circles and executive engineers from divisions across the state also attended the review meeting. (DCM Cell)