Provide cost-effective, sustainable infrastructure in state: Gov to BRO

ITANAGAR, 16 Jun: Director General of Border Roads (DGBR) Lt General Rajeev Chaudhry called on Governor BD Mishra at the Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday, and the two discussed strengthening the road communication in the state.

The governor emphasized on good construction and quality of roads, and use of latest technologies to stop untimely deterioration of roads. He also stressed on proper maintenance of roads, so that they remain open to traffic round the year.

“Road communication for the territorial security of the nation is of paramount importance in Arunachal Pradesh being a frontier state bordering three countries,” the governor said.

He pointed out that, due to inclement climate and heavy rainfall, road communication is disrupted, causing hardship to the people, especially in cases of medical emergencies, transportation of perishable agricultural products, and other economic activities. “For the wellbeing of the people of the state, the Border Roads Organization (BRO) has to provide cost-effective and sustainable infrastructure in the state,” he said.

Mishra also suggested to the DGBR to contribute in the construction, upgrading and maintenance of the Miao-Vijaynagar road in Changlang district, which is being taken up by the state’s rural works department. He invited scientific advice and technical suggestions from the BRO in implementation of this strategic road project which will facilitate movement of heavy load carriers during emergencies.

Lt Gen Chaudhry briefed the governor on the roads and bridges taken up by the BRO, and gave assurance that quality work and proper maintenance would be done on the roads executed by the BRO.

The DGBR also assured the governor that the BRO would share expertise in road construction at challenging locations with the work departments of the state government. (Raj Bhavan)