2nd Mar 2021 11:03:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter  

PIPU/ SEPPA, Mar 2: Irked by inordinate delay in completion of at least 57 km of the PMGSY road connecting Pipu, one of the oldest Circles in East Kameng district, the locals have threatened to resort to democratic movement if the construction agency fails to ensure its early completion.  
Speaking to the media, ZPM, Pipu Arjun Flago rued that despite being the second-oldest Circle in the district, road connectivity is still a distant dream. “I have been recently elected as a ZPM and I will raise the issue with our local MLA as well as the contractor. The patience of the locals has already been tested and if the construction agency fails to complete the project within deadline, resorting to democratic movement will be the only option left,” Flago said. 
The target to complete widening and blacktopping works of the road project was 2019, but as of now only a few portions have been finished by the construction agency, Chopa Cheda a local resident who is also the President of Arunachal Publishers and Broadcasting Guild informed. “The proprietor of the construction company is in jail at present and it’s unclear how the project will be completed. People of the area are very frustrated and may resort to revolt if it is not completed within March 2021,” Cheda added.
Meanwhile, responding to a query, local MLA Hayeng Mangfi also admitted there is delay and compromise in executing the project by the contractor.  Though the construction agency is still working on the project, it showed a lackadaisical attitude from the beginning, the MLA observed, adding further that although it is not possible now to cancel the project through the legal route or take any action, the issue is being raised on all available platforms. Expressing concern over bringing the road project under PMGSY, he opined that as it is a major road that will connect the Circle headquarters, it would have been wise if it was under the Major District Road (MDR) project.

“I am reviewing all the PMGSY projects of my constituency and if any agency is found to be apathetic toward their assignments, they will be answerable. I have a full intention to report for blacklisting such agencies,” Mangfi said.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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