Inter-State Truck Terminal facing needs GoAP’s priority attention

By Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, July 10: The approach road of Inter-State Truck Terminal (ISTT), located at Lekhi village, needs immediate attention of the state Govt due to its worst condition due to water logging, deposit of mudslides and lacks basic amenities, affecting the passengers as well as smooth operation of buses.

The Rs 10.96 crore ISTT project was approved in 2009 by Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and handed over to transport department for its proper functioning in 2020. It intended that buses should not enter the state capital to avoid traffic congestion.

The ISTT district transport officer Techi Tukap, when contacted, said that all these problems are for want of a master plan for drainage system. Thus, the state Govt, the department concerned, should take up the issues on priority in greater interest of the commuters, he said, adding the DTO office lacks proper water supply system.

“A detail project report (DPR) for proper maintenance of the ISBT and DTO office was submitted to the state Govt during last winter but no initiative action has been taken for want of initiative by the authorities,” Tukap said, adding the DTO office also faces power supply problem.

Since the power supply is interconnected with the entire working process of office, officer said the staffs are unable to work as a result many works remain pending, he said, adding the very purpose of ISTT is not being served.

Expressing displeasure over attitude of highway authority, he urged the district administration to restrict the executing agency from dumping mud in front of ISTT, which is the main reason for accumulation of mud in ISBT during every monsoon season.

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