Time for action

In yet another example of citizens extending support to developmental project, the people of Sangdupota circle under Papum Pare district have decided not to claim compensation for the construction of two-lane road from Itanagar to Basar-Nello. The decision was conveyed to state government during the visit of Chief Minister Pema Khandu to the area on Tuesday. The villagers of Sangdupota circle are known to generously donate land free of cost for the development projects. Not a single villager claimed compensation while donating land for Government Law College, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Film and Television Institute and Government Women College. All these institutes have been established in the area.
Now that people have agreed not to claim compensation, the state government should fast-track the road project. The delay in starting the project might send out negative signal to the people. One of the main reasons for failure of NIT to shift to its permanent site at Jote is lack of proper road. At present the NIT is functioning from the temporary campus at Yupia. The early completion of 2 lane road between Itanagar and Jote will speed up the process of shifting. CM Pema Khandu publicly announced that he would waste no time to upgrade the existing road to a double-lane state highway and start its construction. Now the people of Sangdupota circle will be waiting to see words being translated into some real action.