ITANAGAR, 23 Apr: A coordination meeting was held here on Friday in the office of deputy commissioner to discuss the issues pertaining to package B (Papu Nallah to Nirjuli) and C (Nirjuli to Banderdewa) of Itanagar to Banderdewa four lane road project. Local MLA Techi Kaso, DC K Dulom, special secretary land management Talo Potom, executive engineer highway Nani That, corporators and head of departments attended.
Later talking to the press MLA Techi Kaso said work on the remaining two packages will start as soon as compensation is paid. “The only thing that might hamper the start of work is monsoon rain and Covid 19 situation. But still we are hopeful that work will start on a large level in the next 3 months,” said Kaso. He also made it clear that genuinely affected people will be paid compensation and those who have been left out due to some technical issues will be given a chance to voice their grievances and DC will conduct a hearing to resolve.
The special secretary land management and Nodal officer NH 415 highway Talo Potom informed that re-verification of compensation is over.
“Everybody wants work to start at the earliest and people are cooperating. If everything goes as per plan land will be handed over to the contractor by end of this month,” he said. Regarding the ongoing underpass work at Bank Tinali, Potom assured to handover service land within the next few days. “The underpass work has been badly affected by West Bengal and Assam elections. The labourers went home to vote. We did not anticipate this and it affected our whole plan of action,” said Potom.
DC Komkar Dulom informed the press that hearing of grievances placed by land affected people will start from Monday onwards. Further he said several important decisions were taken during the meeting and it will start having effect on ground soon.