Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Friday urged the road construction agencies, engineers to bring in the latest technologies to make roads in Arunachal Pradesh sustainable.
He further urged upon the local engineers to shoulder the responsibility of building good quality roads in the state, while citing that a major chunk of engineers are our own local engineers who are aware of the local conditions and situations.
The Dy Chief Minister, who was addressing at the inaugural function of the two-day seminar on ‘Design & construction of sustainable road and bridge in hill roads’ at DK Convention Centre here today, said, “If we are not doing good then we are doing bad to ourselves”, and urged upon the engineers to take optimum benefits from the seminar.
The seminar is jointly organised by Indian Roads Congress (IRC) and State’s Public Works Department. Agreeing to the fact that the road design and construction of road in Arunachal Pradesh have to face lots of challenges due to tough terrain, landslide-prone areas, loose soil & sinking zones, Mein, while noting that ‘sustainability is the key point’, urged upon them to bring in latest technologies to make the roads in Arunachal sustainable.
He advised them to take optimum time in designing and preparation of DPR but to execute the works in scheduled time once it is sanctioned.
The Dy Chief Minister also requested the experts to make maximum deliberations on Arunachal perspectives and urged them to come up with a policy out of the deliberations which, he assured, would be adopted by the State Government.
He advocated for forming a state policy on maintenance of roads saying, “It is high time Arunachal Pradesh should have a Maintenance Policy as without maintenance roads will definitely get damaged over the years”.
He urged the local engineers of the State Govt departments to earn knowledge from the deliberation from experts from various road constructing agencies like MoRTH, BRO and members of IRC. Among others, ADG, MoRTH and Secretary General, Indian Roads Congress S K Nirmal, State Government’s Commissioner (PWD) Kaling Tayeng and Chief Engineer (SID&P) Tayu Gara also spoke.