Arunachal Pradesh health and family welfare minister Alo Libang on Thursday announced that the satellite survey for construction of the much-anticipated 150-km-long Yingkiong-Bishing national highway in Upper Siang district has been completed.

“Officials of the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation will arrive in a day or two to check the project so as to fast track it,” Libang said.

It may be mentioned that residents of 10 villages had decided not to claim compensation for their land for construction of a road in order to fast track connectivity in October 2019.

Residents of Gette, Pugging, Likor, Palling, Singging, Angging, Ziro, Ngaming, Mayung and Bishing had resolved not to claim compensation for the land that fall under the 150-km long Yingkiong-Bishing two-lane highway.

Libang, who is also the local MLA, said the state government is also taking up road projects to connect various villages.

The formation cutting of 18-km out of a total 35-km has already been completed, he said.

On the lack of mobile telephone services in the area, he said he is helpless as the area is sparsely populated as the population is one the main criteria set by service providers.

Interacting with the Army personnel stationed in Bishing, Libang praised the special relationship between the civilians and the Indian army.

He said the civilians and army help each other.

The MLA said the Indian Army helped the locals in the electrification of the villages by helping in transportation of items from Aalo in West Siang district recently.

He urged them to maintain the special relationship in the interest of the nation.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

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