Arunachal Govt. places renewed thrust on developing infrastructure

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Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Mar. 10 (ANI): Arunachal Pradesh is making renewed efforts to develop roads and infrastructure to give an economic fillip to the state.

Being strategically located, the government at the centre and in the state are working towards the goal of improved connectivity and infrastructure development.

Growth and development are the foundation stones of modern economies.

“To get the sanction for the Khandwa and Itanagar four-lane project, I will go to every ministry, official, and if needed, I will even meet the Prime Minister. I will ask them for early sanction of this project, as Arunachal is strategically located, and this needs immediate action,” said Chief MInister Kalikho Pul.

The Trans-Arunachal Highway, a mega two-lane highway project in Arunachal which extends from Tawang in the western part of the state to Kanubari in the east has given hope to many people.

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Covering a distance of 1,559-kilometer, the highway is envisaged to touch eleven district headquarters.

Work on the Papu-Potin section of Trans Arunachal Highway is complete and it will soon be formally inaugurated.

“Now, as the road has been constructed it will be much easy for us to travel anywhere. Initially, we had a lot of problem as walking was the only solution. But, now it is very convenient for us to travel,” said a local.

“Initially, to reach Sagali it took around three-and-a-half hours, but now, it takes only one and half hours. Though, the work is not completed yet but still maintenance of other roads has significantly reduced our time,” said another local.

Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has set April 20 and August 14 as deadline for the completion of the Secretariat and the Assembly building respectively.

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Also, the Passport Seva Kendra has established its branch in Itanagar.

Launching its last branch, Pardeshi, Joint Secretary Passport Seva Portal stated that Ministry of External Affairs had fulfilled its promise to set up Passport Seva Kendra in every state of Northeast.

“We are all are very happy today as with the opening of Passport Seva Kendra in Arunachal, MEA’s dream of establishing a passport Kendra in every state of Northeast is accomplished,” said Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi, Chief Passport Officer, Ministry of External Affairs.

Northeast with its huge potential both in physical and geographical terms forms the backbone of the country.

The region’s strategic location demands fast pace growth and development. (ANI)

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