Bridges over Dibang and Sisiri nearing completion: Mein

DAMBUK, Dec 17: Dambuk in Lower Dibang Valley, which remains cut off most of the year, will now see the light of the day with two important bridges over the Dibang and Sisar (Sisiri) rivers nearing completion.
This was disclosed by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein while addressing the closing ceremony of the JK Tyre 4X4 Fury on the third day of the 4th edition of the Orange Festival of Adventure & Music here on Sunday.
Stating that Arunachal Pradesh is passing through a transitional phase for the better, he said, “Good days are waiting with the improvement of road connectivity.”
Mein advised the people of the area to take up large-scale agriculture and horticulture cultivation, saying market linkages would improve in the days to come.
Mein later gave away the prizes to the winners of JK Tyre-Orange 4X4 Fury and the orange and fruit exhibitions organized by the Horticulture department.
WRD Parliamentary Secretary and local legislator, Gum Tayeng, requested the deputy CM to press for early completion of the approach roads to Sisar bridge, saying that the construction work on the bridge has been over-delayed because of the incomplete approach roads on either side of it.
Earlier, Mein inspected the construction work on the approach road to Sisar (Sisiri) bridge from Aohali village along NH-52 (East Siang portion) which is a part of the Trans-Arunachal Highway.
He asked the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation’s General Manager, Vivek Srivastav, to expedite the construction work.
The DCM expressed astonishment that such a short-span bridge over the Sisar river could not be laid in 10 years. He asked the deputy commissioners of East Siang and Lower Dibang Valley districts to complete the land acquisition process as early as possible to assist in the construction of the approach roads on both sides of the bridge.