DCM inspects highway, visits de-addiction camp

NAMSAI, Jan 14: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Sunday inspected the stretch of the Trans-Arunachal Highway from ‘0 Point’ in Mahadevpur to Buri Dihing in Lekang circle.
This stretch of the highway is 25.3 km long and connects with NH 52.
Mein was accompanied by Namsai MLA Chow Zingnu Namchoom, DC RK Sharma, Jairampur PWD (NH) EE Kago Salu, and National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation General Manager Vivek Srivastav, among others.
Expressing concern over the height of the road in that stretch – which runs through one of the most flood-prone areas – Mein called for taking correctional steps in accordance with the actual high flood level.
He asked the executing agency and the construction agency to complete the work within the stipulated time as there is no disturbance from any quarter, unlike in some other places where work is yet to begin because of various complications.
Both the agencies assured to complete the construction work by May.
Earlier, the DCM visited the Namsai mini stadium, which is the venue for the upcoming celebration of the ‘One year achievements of the state government’, scheduled to be held on 23 January.
He reviewed the preparations in the company of the local MLA and the DC.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu along with a host of ministers, MLAs and BJP functionaries will be attending the event, which will be preceded by the inauguration of the offices of the divisional commissioner (East), the chief engineers of the PWD and the PHED, and the RWD SE, in Namsai on 22 January.
In the evening, the DCM visited the drug de-addiction camp at Mahadevpur, which is jointly managed by the Mahadevpur-based Women Welfare Association’s Narcotics Cell, the Chongkham-based Arunachal Pali Vidyapeeth, and the Namsai-based Anti-Drugs Action Committee.
He met the patients at the camp, and encouraged them to undergo the necessary treatment there in order to overcome addiction and start leading vibrant lives.
Mein assured to look into the request for financial assistance for the camp.