Chief Minister Pema Khandu yesterday announced that centre has assured to provide Rs 50,000 crore package to improve road connectivity in the state. Though officials announcement are yet to be made, this is welcome news for the state like Arunachal where road connectivity is a major issue. The state government should make best use of the opportunity presented by the centre and ensure equal distribution of fund throughout the state. Priorities should be given to those districts which are still lagging behind in road connectivity.
Also many of the existing road projects especially Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH) need big push from centre as well as state government. Several years have passed but TAH is not picking up desired speed. In several stretches the work has not started due to compensation issue. State government has miserably failed to address this issue. The whole state is suffering because of the poor road network. State government should have been playing pro-active role to sort out the compensation issues, which they have failed to do so. While centre seems to be ready to fund major road projects, they are looking at state government to resolve local issues including compensation.