Need to improve roads

The keen interest shown by Governor BD Mishra on the road connectivity issue is a boon for the people of the state. The governor has been sharing his concern over the poor condition of the roads in the state. On Wednesday, while holding another discussion with a group of ministers, which included Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, the governor urged all stakeholders to make concerted efforts to construct good roads in the state. The monsoon rains have caused chaos across the state. Reports of damages to road infrastructure have been pouring in from various parts of the state. The situation is especially worse in western Arunachal.
The capital complex and the nearby districts are the worst affected. The poor road condition is posing a serious threat to the motorists. Capital Itanagar is considered to be the gateway to the state. However, the pathetic road condition, along with dreadful traffic, welcomes visitors to the capital region. The twin capital towns of Itanagar and Naharlagun have one of the worst roads in the whole of the state. In fact, the condition of the roads in eastern Arunachal Pradesh is much better than the capital’s roads. The state government has failed to come up with any solution to the nagging traffic woes. It has also miserably failed to improve the condition of the roads. Using the ongoing four-lane work as an excuse, the state government is washing its hands off its responsibilities. Forget about NH 415, it has failed to even repair the colony and sector roads which form part of important arterial roads.