Capital administration seems ill-prepared

The pre-monsoon showers are causing immense trouble to the capital’s citizens. In several areas the roads have been washed away and potholes are developing. This even as the actual monsoon is yet to arrive. With the onset of monsoon, the rains are expected to create more chaos. But what is shocking is that the administration never seems to be prepared for it. The best example is the pathetic condition of the Itanagar-Jully-Papu Hapa bypass road. The administration was fully aware that, due to the ongoing four-lane work, the condition of NH 415 will deteriorate during the rainy days, due to which a majority of traffic will have to be diverted to the Itanagar-Jully-Papu Hapa road.
But, to the horror of the capital’s denizens, the condition of the bypass road is also terrible. It looks like the state government and the capital administration simply do not care for the citizens of the capital complex. Also, the absolute delay in restoring the damaged culvert in Upper ESS Sector and the delay in completing the construction of the bridge on the Division IV road in Itanagar shows the callous attitude of the administration. These two infrastructures form a critical part in providing alternative routes to the commuters. In Naharlagun, the bridge connecting the helipad with Borum village and Lekhi village with the Yupia railway station is under construction for the last many years. Only now, when traffic jams are becoming a serious issue, the administration is seeking status reports of the two projects. The capital administration should understand that their job is not to just please VIPs and VVIPS. They should constantly look for new ways and means to make the capital region a much better place to live.