DC calls for proper land assessment to avoid landslides

BASAR, 15 Jun:  Leparada DC Mamata Riba called on National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) for proper assessment of the land prior to construction of roads to prevent the hazards of landslides.

She said this during a coordination meeting on Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH) and two-laning of existing Akajan-Likabali-Bame road under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in North East (SARDP-NE) on Wednesday.

Presiding over the meeting, DC requested the NHIDCL and all the project managers to address the grievances and issues faced in road construction works.

Riba further requested the construction companies to adopt an educational institution under their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) as per the request of Senior Citizens Forum (SCF), Leparada.

 EE (Highway) Kago Salu in collaboration with Shivalaya & TTC Company gave a presentation highlighting the causes of delay in the implementation of the PKG 7 and 8. However, despite hindrances, they informed that ‘as per DPRS, 75% of the work has been addressed.’

SCF chairman Hengo Basar requested the construction companies to take up construction of roads under TAH on time and to maintain quality works.

SCF vice chairman Karyom Riram highlighted problems faced by commuters and urged for fulfilling vision of Trans Arunachal Highway.

Former DC and SCF member Tope Bam opined that ‘the current progress of road construction is going on a snail’s pace.’ Bam further said that SCF and its members will monitor the work routinely.

NHIDCL general manager Pradeep Gairola assured that the agency is determined to complete the work on time and maintain quality.

Legal advisor of SCF adv. Mimar Basar called for ‘technically sound construction of roads & culverts.’

Tirbin EAC J Karbi highlighted the issue of water logging in the entrance of Tirbin township and urged for its redressal. (DIPRO)