Itanagar, Oct 16: In a statement released on today, President of the All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA), Shri Nabam Akin Hina, urgent action has been called for regarding the deplorable state of the NH-415 Package B from Papunalah to Nirjuli. Contractors deployed on this vital road project have been criticized for insufficient manpower and machinery, leading to significant delays in the construction process.
AACWA President Nabam Akin Hina highlighted that the limited workforce and machinery deployed on the project have not aligned with the road’s length. Additionally, crucial components of the project, such as RCC culverts and protection walls, have remained unattended for several months.
The situation has taken a toll on the lone highway connecting the twin capital cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun, severely hampering government development initiatives. Officers commuting between the two cities have been facing persistent traffic jams, causing delays in office attendance and bureaucratic processes.
Furthermore, the education sector has not been spared from the repercussions of the deteriorating road conditions. School-going children have been enduring long wait times at bus stops, affecting their health and well-being.
AACWA is now urgently appealing to Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who also holds the position of PWD minister, to intervene and issue strong directives to the concerned contractors. The Association emphasizes the necessity of expediting the roadwork from Papunalah near the Police station up to Niba Hospital to restore smooth connectivity and alleviate the adverse effects on the region’s development and education sectors.