MLA reviews ongoing projects

DOLLUNGMUKH, Jun 17: Raga MLA Tarin Dakpe on Monday visited Dollungmukh circle in Kamle district and reviewed the ongoing developmental projects here. He also met the HoDs and the village head to learn about the issues plaguing them.
Dakpe inspected the halted Dollungmukh-Tamin NEC road project, the Kerbari primary health centre (PHC), and the under-construction Dolum Kro bridge. He also visited the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) firing range, and later interacted with the villagers of Paro.
Speaking to reporters about the current status of the Dollungmukh-Tamin road, the MLA said that “during reassessment and revised estimation of the work, it was found that the construction price was a bit high.”
The construction of the 107-km road started in 2008-09.
“Due to the delay in submission of the revised estimate, the work is halted as of now; but now a stretch of only about 37 kms remains to be completed,” Dakpe said, adding that he would apprise the chief minister of the need to clear the revised estimate at the earliest.
He said since the road is being constructed under the NEC scheme, he would approach the DoNER ministry for approval.
On the shortages of drinking water in Paro village and electricity at the Kerbari PHC, Dakpe said he has been informed by the engineers that the water tank has already been completed “and only connection of pipelines is needed to be done.”
He said a sub-power station is “on process to be constructed in Dollungmukh,” which he assured would “resolve the electricity crisis in the circle.”
The MLA also asked the contractor to complete the Dolum Kro bridge at the earliest, saying it is the only alternative lifeline that connects Dollungmukh to Paro village.
When asked about his approach towards the safety of the people in and around the IAF’s firing range, Dakpe said, “I will try my best to shift the firing range to another place, or at least make sure that no animals or humans are harmed during firing practice.”
Several instances of human casualty have been reported at the firing range in the last few years.
Dakpe also held a discussion with the NHPC general manager about the current status of the Subansiri hydroelectric project, and assured the manager of his assistance in early completion of the work.
Earlier, Dakpe visited the VKV here and interacted with the teachers and students.