By Pradeep Kumar
ITANAGAR, July 30: Naharlagun-based M/s T.K. Engineering Consortium Pvt. Ltd (TKE), the first engineering company of Arunachal Pradesh, to build high quality roads across NE India to earn reputation for excelling in quality control, particularly in hilly roads, to win many national and international awards will now be managed by highly experienced engineer Ratu Techi.
Techi, who was serving as PWD superintending engineer took voluntary retirement and he has been relieved of his service by PWD commissioner with effect from Wednesday.
The TKE begun its journey in 1990 with Techi Jully as its managing director and never looked back but embraced one after another success with Techi’s guidance for continuous efforts to innovate and evolve. The company always tried to give best quality work despite hostile weather, tough hilly terrain and local issues posing serious challenges in this Himalayan state.
Credited with executing several stretched of Trans-Arunachal Highway road project, Hollongi-Itanagar four lane projects and two major four lane road project in Assam, d Advance Landing Ground (ALG) at Ziro, Mechukha, Walong, Aalo, Pasighat & Tuting besides projects in NE India, TKE swelled with about 7,000 labourers, high quality swift equipments to accomplish complex projects with precision. This earned the status of class-I contractors of Arunachal & Assam PWD, CPWD, NBCC, HPL, BSNL, CCW (AIR), IOCL, RITES etc.
The TKE has won numerous awards including 8th CIDC Vishwakarma Award given by Construction Industry Development Council in New Delhi-2016, Gold Award during international quality crown award function at London, Platinum Award for Excellence and Business Prestige in recognition of continuous search for quality demonstrated by achievements in development and innovation applied to solution creating business results during June Quality Summit 2016 at New York, organized by Business Initiative Directions (BID) and the European Gold Award for Best Practices 2016 at Brussels and former governor J P Rajkhowa had heaped praises in a certificate for its praiseworthy contributions to infrastructure development.
In fact, BID quality award is annually organized in order to recognize the prestige of the featured companies, organizations and entrepreneurs from across the world. Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, a state organization of more than 100 years old, Guangdong Foodstuffs Import & Export Corp (Chi) which is ranked among 500 most important import and export companies in the world, Royal Jordanian Airline, Korea Electric Power Corporation and voi Mining & Metallurgy Combit (Uzbekistan) among other BID awardees.
The infrastructure sector, particularly road and air connectivity, is growth propelling engine for development in Land-locked Arunachal Pradesh with huge untapped natural resources that underscores the vital role of TKE while neglected development of NE India is now under central Govt top priority radar.
With a vision to radiating into other infrastructure restraints for sustaining a vigorous growth rate and “think big, fast & ahead” as mantra to deliver top-notch quality services, the ‘Team TKE’ also manages various industrial and commercial projects based in Delhi, Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bhutan Nepal & Middle East.