Taking serious note of the existing road condition of the twin capital city of Itanagar and Naharlagun, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki convened a high level meeting of PWD minister Gojen Gadi, parliamentary secretary Alo Libang, Chief Secretary, PWD Commissioner, Planning Secretary, Finance Secretary, Chief Engineers, SEs and EEs of PWD on Tuesday to take stock of the situation.
The scruffy road of National Highway - 415 stretching from Banderdewa to Itanagar - is going to get a facelift as works on complete re-carpeting of the capital roads will be starting by October 17 next, as informed by the department.
Funds have been made available and the tender for maintenance of NH-415 has been awarded to a private firm which has assured to start up the work immediately.
Tuki issued strict directives to the department to complete the work within a span of two months by ensuring top quality. He further directed a strict monitoring mechanism in place to make sure that no substandard work is carried out. The department would identify critical points where urgent maintenance is required in the first phase and then would complete the rest stretch within the stipulated time frame.
The ongoing construction of CC pavement road for the sectors would continue while the Four Lane road from Itanagar to Banderdewa would be proposed for Cement Concrete road to the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways owing to the loose soil condition of the capital city.
The PWD was also directed to prepare DPR for CC road for all future roads in the state for durability. Maintenance works on alternate access point to the capital i.e. Doimukh – Gumto road would also be taken up on an urgent basis.