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Mein calls on Gadkari, discusses road project

In the meeting, the Union Minister directed BRO for immediate handing over of the said road to NHIDCL and also directed NHIDCL for immediate commencement of the construction work.

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New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Tuesday called on Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari here and discussed about NH-15 road portion of 61.15 Km from Chowkham to Brahmakund (Parsuram Kund) in the frontier state.

In the meeting, the Union Minister directed BRO for immediate handing over of the said road to NHIDCL and also directed NHIDCL for immediate commencement of the construction work.

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Before the commencement of the road construction, the Union Minister also asked NHIDCL to carry out maintenance of the road immediately as the said portion of the road is in deplorable condition causing inconvenience to the commuters.

The NH 15 road portion from Chowkham to Brahmakund (Parsuram Kund) with length of 61.15 KM connects three districts namely, Namsai, Lohit and Anjaw (border district) of Arunachal Pradesh.

Earlier, the road was under BRO but subsequently transferred and allotted to NHIDCL. However, handing over and taking over of the road is yet to be done and as a result the construction work is halted and neither BRO nor NHIDCL is maintaining the said road.

The meeting was attended by DG BRO, Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhary and other officials.

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