In order to derive fruitful results, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has suggested a work-calendar based on the distinct climatic conditions of the North-East to plan and implement infrastructure projects.
The suggestion came up during the review meeting for Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North-East and National Highways Development Programme held at Guwahati yesterday by Union Minister for Road, Transport & Highways C.P. Joshi, official sources said.
“Our region has a distinct climatic pattern different from the rest of the country. Almost half the year is rainy season and therefore not feasible to execute works such as road projects. We get only few dry months before the financial year-end. Therefore, we should have a planned work-calendar and adhere to it for visible development in a year,” Tuki said.
The Chief Minister suggested that initial formalities from preparation of DPRs (detailed project reports) and estimates to getting the approval of concerned Union Ministry, obtaining clearances, sanctions and release of funds should be completed within the rainy months so that the actual work on the ground can be executed during the few dry months.
He asserted that only then actual progress of the work can be ascertained.
The review meeting was attended by PWD Ministers of north-east states, officials from the Centre as well as from all state governments, other stakeholders like the Border Road Organization and other private and public sector executing agencies, official sources said here today.