ITANAGAR: Taking a dig at the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and dissident Congress MLAs for telling blatant lies, Arunachal Pradesh's Public Works department (PWD) Minister Gojen Gadi today said that the achievements of the Nabam Tuki-led administration were there for all to see.
Focussing on the achievements of his department specifically, Gadi said major progress has been made in the constructions of mini secretariat buildings (MSBs) and in the cementing of concrete roads (CCRs).
The percent-wise progress of MSB included Namsai (Phase-1) (95 percent), Changlang (65 percent), Sagalee (50 percent) and Khonsa (30 percent), the tendering process for Daporijo and Ziro MSB is on while for Roing and Tezu the financial bids opened are under scrutiny, Gadi disclosed.
The percent-wise completion of CCRs included Capital Complex (80 percent), Ziro (30 percent), Aalo (phase-I) (80 percent), Yingkiong (phase-I) (80 percent), Pasighat (phase-I) and Roing (40 percent each), Longding, Khonsa and Changlang (35 percent each) and work at Tezu awarded a month back.
While the MSBs are built under special plan assistance allocated in 2013-14 and 2014-15, all CCRs are state flagship programmes, he said, adding that work has been taken up in district and ADC HQs to improve road connectivity on need for basis for which the state government had allocated Rs.30 crore in the last budget.
Asked to qualify reasons behind delay, Gadi attributed it to legal litigation, citing the example of Bomdila.
Stressing on the cooperation of the people, Gadi said that the reconstruction of 218.5-meter span steel suspension bridge over River Siang at Nubo funded by DoNER has been complete and would be inaugurated soon.
When asked about the dilapidated condition of the Capital Complex Road, Gadi reasoned that the Centre wanted but had failed to float the tender and entrusted the responsibility to the chief engineer of the PWD.
He also said that the non-availability of a hot mixture plant with the contractor delayed the process.
He said that The plant is expected to arrive here soon and made functional within few days to begin full-fledged work.
However, he added that the DPR for developing the four-lane with CCRs would be submitted to Union MoRTH within December to expedite the process.
The PWD has a target to accomplish all the MSBs and CCRs by March 31 next, he said.
Recalling that Union Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha had on November 2 last certified the state government's fiscal management as excellent, Gadi said that allegations of financial mismanagement attributed to the latter held no ground.