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Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra has called upon all the departments and stakeholders concerned of the Changlang district to involve themselves in expediting the Miao-Vijaynagar road construction which has been left pending for years.

The Governor, who on Saturday made an aerial survey of the road on his way back to Itanagar, later, also visited the wrecked causeway which has for decades blocked the further construction progress of the road.

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Mishra advised the officials to start working on the abutment and central pier, so that the bridge frame which is already under construction at Kolkata can be launched without delay.

The Governor later in consultation with RWD superintendent engineer of Tirap, Longding and Changlang, Tannu Tamin, fixed mid-November 2019 as the date for the launch of the said bridge.

The Governor said that construction of the strategic road is also needed for the protection of flora and fauna in the famed Namdapha National Park and where due to the non-existence of road, the forest department personnel are not able to monitor the safety and free movement of the wildlife and nurture precious herbs and plants.

He, at the same time cautioned the construction agencies to follow all the rules of protected forests and the tiger reserves while carrying out the construction work.

Earlier on the day, the governor, visited the remote Danodi village near Vijaynagar to get firsthand knowledge of the challenges being faced by the dwellers of the hamlet.

During his interaction with the locals, they reiterated about the escalating cost of basic commodities due to non-existence of vehicular road communication to the remote administrative headquarters.

The Governor said the State government is expediting the construction of road from Miao to Vijoynagar and he has already taken up the issue of the roan with the authorities concerned.

Mishra assured that he will be personally monitoring the construction of the road and avail expertise from the Border Road Organization and other technical institutions to circumvent the difficulties, if any during the road construction process.

Accompanied by First Lady Neelam Mishra, the Governor on the day also visited one of the Girls’ Residential schools of the area which has 32 inmates.

On finding that there were only two toilets functional in the school, Mishra directed Changlang deputy commissioner R K Sharma to get on more constructed at the earliest.

Further on noticing that the internal tracks or roads in the area, between the villages, were almost non-existent, the Governor directed the deputy commissioner to use local manpower on a daily wage basis to get the tracks repaired.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com

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