NEW DELHI, April 27: Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein called on Union Minister for Roads, Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari at his official residence in New Delhi today and discussed about NH-15 road portion of 61.15 Km from Chongkham to Brahmakund (Parsuram Kund) in Arunachal Pradesh.
In the meeting, the Union Minister directed BRO for immediate handing over of the said road to NHIDCL and also directed NHIDCL for immediate commencement of the construction work. Before the commencement of the road construction, he also asked NHIDCL to carry out maintenance of the road immediately as the said portion of the road is in deplorable condition causing inconvenience to the commuters.
The NH 15 road portion from Chowkham to Brahmakund (Parsuram Kund) with length of 61.15 KM connects three Districts namely, Namsai, Lohit and Anjaw (border district) of Arunachal Pradesh. Earlier, the road was under Border Road Organization (BRO) but subsequently transferred and allotted to NHIDCL vide Govt. of India Gazette Notification No.S.O.2722(F), File No.NH-14013/ 12/2021-P&M Dtd. 7 th July, 2021. However, handing over and taking over of the road is yet to be done and as a result the construction work is halted and neither BRO nor NHIDCL is maintaining the said road.
The meeting was also attended by DG BRO, Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhary, DG (RD), RT&H, Sanjay Nirmal, MD NHIDCL, Chanchal Kumar, Director (T) NHIDCL, Atul Kumar, CE (NER) RTH, Umesh Katara and Manash Deka, OSD to DCM.