In recent month several complaints alleging poor execution of important road projects have surfaced from in and around capital complex. First the citizens of Sangdupota circle raised concern over quality of work in the ongoing construction of Itanagar to Jote road. This road is very critical considering the fact that it connects Itanagar to important educational institutes like NIT, Law College, film institute which are all based at Jote. Though citizens expressed concern over poor quality the state government has chosen to remain silent.
Also the citizens are not happy with progress of re-carpeting of Itanagar-Jully-Papu Nallah road. Now the All Papum Poma Students’ Union (APPSU) has alleged that construction of Balijan to Tarasso road (measuring 14 KM) is progressing at snail pace. Union also alleged that quality has been compromised and has sought intervention of authority concern in this regard. All the above mentioned roads are of utmost importance for the state. The contractors along with executing departments should be held responsible for the poor quality work. There should not be any compromise while executing the important road projects. Chief Minister Pema Khandu constantly promises strong action against corrupt people. Its time he walks the talks. Under his nose the contractor-officer nexus is causing major loss to the state by indulging in corrupt practice. By compromising with the quality while constructing road, they are committing a heinous crime. Roads are lifeline for the citizen and also development of any state depends on the quality of road. Therefore Chief Minister Pema Khandu should take note of the complaint put forward by the citizens.