ITANAGAR, Mar 02: Chief Minister Pema Khandu called on Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra at Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday during which several ongoing developmental activities and welfare measures for the people of the state to mitigate the challenges arising due to the Covid-19 pandemic were discussed at length.
The governor, who inspected the Greenfield Airport at Hollongi on Monday, shared his observations with the chief minister and expressed “if various components of the prestigious project are not expedited, its completion would be difficult.”
The governor suggested an increase in workforce, plants, machineries and work shifts. He also suggested starting the multi-component work simultaneously.
Mishra also shared his concern about the rampant encroachment of the Reserved Forest near the airport.
The governor, who was briefed earlier by the senior engineers regarding the work progress on Miao-Vijaynagar PMGSY project, shared the finer points for speeding up work along the strategic road.
Sharing his observation, the governor advised for multipronged work points to fast track the road project. He said on account of its long stretch of 157 km road, there must be five to six simultaneous work points, on both ends of the road, from where the road construction activity must be taken up.
Mishra pointed that along the 157 km long stretch of the road, there are a number of rivulets, some perennial and some seasonal, which need bridges.
He advised that the implementing agencies must place the fabrication order for the bridges and commencement of the construction of the embankments abutments and approach roads must commence on there at the earliest.
The governor also discussed about posting of good officers to relieve the present Controller of Examination and another officer to assist the Controller of the Examinations.
He further suggested that apiculture has a big scope in Arunachal Pradesh and the state has the potential to become the highest honey producing state in the North East for which the government must make appropriate staff and resource allocation. (PRO)