19 NHIDCL roads under construction, 11 need land and forest clearance, MD tells CM

ITANAGAR, Dec 9: National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) Managing Director, Nagendra Nath Sinha met Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday and informed that 19 roads in the state are under construction and 11 others are awaiting land acquisition and forest clearance.
Sinha and his team of officials informed this in a meeting, which was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Chief Secretary Satya Gopal, and PWD Commissioner B Pertin.
Discussing the status of highway construction taken up by the NHIDCL in the state, Sinha said that Arunachal Pradesh is the largest portfolio with the NHIDCL, with 1000 kms of roads and a Rs 14000-crore investment. He expressed hope that upon completion of all projects, there would be good road connectivity through the Trans-Arunachal Highway, particularly near the Sino-India border.
He also informed that the corporation has been actively taking up skill development activities in the state. The trainees are trained on handling machine operations, and will be employed in the projects in the state and outside.
The chief minister assured the corporation of all help from the state government with regard to land acquisition, forest clearance, and quarry license issues.
The meeting also discussed the status of the Trans-Arunachal Highway, the East-West Industrial Corridor, and Frontier Highway.