Early completion of land acquisition, compensation process of TAH project sought

ITANAGAR, Mar 27: The All Arunachal Pradesh Trans-Arunachal Highway Welfare Association (AAPTAHWA) has in a representation to the chief secretary urged him to take urgent steps to ensure immediate completion of the land acquisition and compensation process vis-à-vis the Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) project.
The association claimed that work has been delayed by several months due to partial payment of compensation.
Informing that the process of land acquisition and compensation for widening of the 407 km Yachuli-Ziro-Daporijo-Aalo-Panging road is yet to start, the AAPTAHWA requested the state government to immediately pay the remaining compensation amount to the affected landowners as per the government’s approval rate, so that construction of the road may start soon.
It said it had earlier submitted letters to former chief secretaries Ramesh Negi and Shakuntala D Gamlin for regular monitoring of TAH work between Bomdila and Nechiphu-Hoj via Poting as filling and dumping of soil has not yet been done, resulting in soil erosion, landslides, and blocking of rivers and streams.
‘In the MoU signed by the contract holder companies, it is clearly mentioned that earth-cutting, filling and dumping of soil would be done as per the muck disposal plan,’ it said, and sought action against the executing agencies who failed to follow the DPR and complete the work within a year.