GoAP Cracking Crux of Capital Crisis

Drainage near Itanagar DDK- Dinesh,  bridge below RKMH- Nana Gona


  • Speed up bridge behind Helipad

Ruling GoAP yet to fulfill commitment

The commitment of present Govt after taking over the charge to install the statue of late Dorjee Khandu within Secretariat Complex as a tribute to the people’s CM given by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein regrettably is yet to be fulfilled. How could a Govt lie?

The GoAP as a policy named various permanent infrastructures across the state after late leaders. But Raj Bhawan Badminton Hall built with some personal contribution was too small to be named after the great leader. Without casting any aspersion on any Govt or individual, I reiterate my plea to the GoAP to translate its commitment to a reality.


By Pradeep Kumar

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Numerous development initiatives, particularly in Capital Complex to remove the roots of decades-old chronic problems justifies Setong Sena’s adage “Seeing is believing” adage, irrespective of positive and negative remarks on performances of ruling Pema Khandu Govt.

The despicable roads which many a times get blocked by flood water and landslides for lack of drainage system contradicts claims of consecutive past Govts on giving new thrust to development trajectory since Arunachal Pradesh attained statehood in 1978. This has been the root of all problems confronting this state capital. But none gave a genuine thought to solve the problem. Rs 15 crore was sanctioned during 2017-18 fiscal year to renovate capital roads, but if one looks around would come to the conclusion and question where the funds were spent or entered the Pandora box?

Earth scientist of NERIST have gone on record saying that the capital roads get repeatedly damaged during rainy days by forceful flow of rainy water for want of drainage system. This I highlighted in media many a times, but there has been no taker till Khandu Govt took over the reins. The drainage system being developed in various parts of state capital will crack the crux of chronic problem to prevent oft-repeated damages to capital roads.

Moreover, the godown of NEFA days and ramshackle OBT building built then, presently occupied by power department in Naharlagun A sector, would be replaced soon by the ongoing multistoried buildings. Same is the case of Naharlagun power house where a double storied building has raised its head replacing the rotten OBT built in 1970s when the capital was shifted from Shillong.

If Naharlagun power house is the nerve of power supply to this capital city, including TRIMHS; fire station serves as life and property saver in case of any fire mishap. Regrettably, Naharlagun fire station was housed in OBT structure built in 1970s. Work of a multi-storied structure – front side to house office and back side quarters have started. The new huge structure of Itanagar police station needs no description.

Traffic snags of late have become a serious problem confronting every capital dweller. What is the way out? Developing alternate roads to NH-415 is the only panacea, according to me. Realising this fact, the GoAP has taken some bold steps. The movement on road from Doordarshan via Govt HS School to Civil Secretariat has been closed for ongoing renovation, particularly to widen the narrow point and strengthening it by protection wall. The bridge point on the other alternate road from RKM Hospital via Abotani Colony & Niti Vhiar to Bank Tinali has been closed as a new one will be built there to facilitate movement of heavy vehicles.

I would like to urge the GoAP to expedite construction of collapsed bridge over Drikong River behind Naharlagun Helipad to serve as a boon for easy connectivity to railway station, Yupia district HQs & session court, ITBP HQs and alternative route to Doimukh to avoid congestion.

Once these projects are complete, Capital Complex would see a new era, of course with hardly any traffic problem. Are these not proofs of “Seeing is believing”? Should the ‘Team Arunachal’ be not given the credit? If it was former CM Dorjee Khandu to give a turn around to state building for which Civil Secretariat stands tall today and works on many project, including Trans-Arunachal Highway are on.

Govt would come and go every five year, but these achievements would go down the annals of state history without any ambiguity for the next generations to introspect ‘Who was who?’ and ‘Who did what’?

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