The newly-appointed Director General of Border Roads Organisation (DGBRO) Lt General Harpal Singh called on Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu at the latter’s office in Arunachal Bhawan, New Delhi on Tuesday evening.
Matters relating to road projects taken up by the Border Roads Organization in Arunachal Pradesh including the Trans Arunachal Highway and land acquisition issues were discussed in detail during the meeting.
The newly-appointed Director General of Border Roads Organization informed Khandu that the projects undertaken by the BRO are being expeditiously executed.
DGBRO Singh also said that the matters pertaining to land acquisition are being worked out with the State government machinery and sought the CM’s intervention in order to expedite the matter.
Khandu while assuring all possible support to the BRO said that development of road network in Arunachal Pradesh has been accorded highest priority as good connectivity would lead to all-round development of the State.
It may be mentioned that Khandu in his Republic Day 2018 message said that his government has given top priority to all kind of connectivity in the State.
Khandu said, “The State Government is giving top priority to the connectivity sector – road, air, rail and digital.”
Claiming that over Rs 50,000 crore is being pumped in for improving the road network in the State, he said that rail connectivity in the State got a major boost this year.
While new railway lines from North Lakhimpur-Ziro and North Lakhimpur-Silapathar-Bame-Aalo has been approved, surveys of Margherita-Deomali-Lekhapani-Kharsang-Itakola-Seijosa have already been completed.
“Surveys in some major rail route like Bhalukpong-Tenga-Tawang, Pasighat-Tezu-Parashuram Kund-Rupai, Dumduma-Namsai-Wakro, Dangri-Roing, Deomali-Naharkatia, Kharsang-Miao-Nampong-Deban, Tinsukia-Pasighat via Kanubari are in various stages of progress,” said Khandu, adding, “Under air connectivity sector, operationalisation of ALGs at Pasighat, Ziro, Tezu, Mechuka and Tuting for civilian use is in full swing.”