Khandu lauds PM for unprecedented dev in state

GANGTE, Jan 31: Chief Minister Pema Khandu Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the unprecedented developmental activities in the state.

“We are lucky to get a Prime Minister like Narendra Modi. His attachment with the North East and particularly Arunachal Pradesh has ushered in unprecedented development in the last eight years, Khandu said in a public function at Gangte in Kra-Daadi district.

He said that until a couple of years ago, Gangte circle headquarter was unconnected by road.

“It was only after Balo Raja became the local legislator of the area and with the blessings of the Prime Minister, we could today reach Gangte travelling by road,” Khandu said.

The chief minister assured that all unconnected villages in the state would be connected by road under PMGSY and wherever it is not feasible, roads would be constructed under the state government’s Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Road Network program, an official communiqué said here.

Visiting the Gangte view point overlooking Tali circle and the confluence of Kurung and Kumey rivers, the chief minster observed that it could be developed into a tourist attraction point.

He assured that he will take the matter on priority and urged the local MLA to hire a competent and reputed consultant to design and plan the project.

He added that depending only on departmental officials will not suffice.

Referring to the dilapidated and old Pha bridge that connects Gangte circle with Kamle district, Khandu assured funds for construction of a permanent RCC bridge in its place.

The chief minister expressed concern over the old and worn out quarters and buildings of the government Middle School at Gangte and promised that within next month funds would be sanctioned for creation of new infrastructure.

Earlier in the day, Khandu inaugurated Rai Balo Model village developed under the Chief Minister Adarsh Gram Yojana. He also inaugurated the circle office and government quarter besides laying the foundation stone for an inspection bungalow.

Home Minister Bamang Felix, MLAs Balo Raja, Jikke Tako, Chow Zignu Namchoom and Phurpa Tsering besides district officials accompanied Khandu, the communiqué added.

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