Arunachal chief minister asks for speedy repair of roads

PTI Itanagar | Updated on July 28, 2013 Published on July 28, 2013

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed concern over the worsening condition of the roads in the state capital and asked the concerned departments to take early measures.

Tuki, who yesterday travelled from Chimpu to Doimukh to survey land for stationing a new CRPF battalion, during a meeting later in the evening suggested for addressing the need for repair of the roads at the earliest, official sources said here on Sunday.

PWD, Planning and Finance Minister Chowna Mein and Planning Parliamentary Secretary Nabam Rebia endorsed the CM’s opinion in the meeting attended by development commissioner Ramesh Negi and planning Secretary Sonam Chombay.

There has been hue and cry over the dilapidated condition of the capital roads that creates hurdle for traffic movement.

Meanwhile, the chief minister assured to allocate alternate accommodation for the CRPF battalion headquarters which has been occupying the Lohit district jail for the last few decades.

When his attention was drawn to the fact that the CRPF battalion has been stationed in the district jail at Tezu though the Centre and National Human Rights Commission have taken strong exception to the unhygienic condition of the police lock-ups in which the under trial prisoners are being kept, and there were many instances of jailbreak, Tuki directed DGP K K Maheswari to hold a meeting with the CRPF officers to assess their requirement for providing alternate accommodation so that the jail could be vacated.

Lohit district has total 107 UTPs who have been housed in four police stations lock—ups, which have much less capacity.

Published on July 28, 2013
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