BRO to construct Balemu bridge

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday told the state assembly that he will ask the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) authorities to immediately construct the Balemu bridge in West Kameng district.
The under-construction steel superstructure bridge near Balemu, on the vital Orang-Kalaktang-Shergoan-Rupa-Tenga (OKSRT) road, collapsed on 26 November last year.
The OKSRT road is being executed by the BRO’s Border Road Task Force.
The chief minister told the assembly that he has been informed by the BRO authorities that they are investigating the reason behind the collapse and the flaws would be rectified after unearthing the cause.
Earlier, JD (U) member Dorjee Wangdi Karma informed the CM that despite his invitation to the BRO authorities for a meeting to discuss the matter, “besides invitation by West Kameng deputy commissioner and district development committee,” the BRO officials never turned up.
Khandu assured that the state government would take up with the BRO authorities the matter of expediting the construction of the vital bridge, and would ask them to respond to invitations from elected MLAs and district authorities. (PTI)