Team APSCW apprehensive of collapse of office building

By Pradeep Kumar

ITANAGAR, Dec 06: Team Arunachal State Commission for Women (APSCW) including members have been functioning in the office located in C-sector along NH-415 as portion of the office building is hanging in air due to ongoing four-lane works.

Most of the staffs were piping to backside repeatedly fearing the building might collapse any time as was observed on Friday.

When asked about the situation, APSCW Radhilu Chai Techi said that she was helpless as all of them are scared because of the damaged condition of the building. Member-secretary Yame Higio also resented that as some portion of the office area was within the right of way (RoW) for widening the four-lane, Itanagar PWD (highway) division EE and constructing agency T K Engineer Consortium Pvt Ltd (TKE) had dismantled that portion and drawn a map for the four-lane to which the APSCW had consented and a protection wall was built.

But, shockingly on a Saturday night the protection wall was damaged by the constructing agency that led to collapse of bath room of the chairperson and left the room of vice chairperson Heyomai Tawsik hanging in air reflecting total negligence, Chai said.

When the attention of the EE and TKE was drawn on Monday, they had assured to build a protection wall with seven days, but nothing tangible was visible even after five days, she added.

The APSCW was constituted under Arunachal Pradesh State Commission Women Act, 2002 with   the objective of protecting the interests of women and to guarantee their progress and development. It offers services, like   filing of complaints online, helpline numbers. The first team for 2005-08 was headed by chairperson Jarjum Ete with lomte Riba, Jaya Joram, Gumri Ringu and D M Mallo while Mamta Riba was member-secretary.

The new panel appointed on 26.12.18 headed by Chai includes Hoksum Ori, Raknu Konya, Likha Joya and Techi Hunmai as members.

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