ITANAGAR, Jul 10 : The Inter – State Truck Terminal (ISBT) which is located at Lekhi village required immediate attention from the state transport department, department of Transport and state government for the smooth functioning of ISTT and Capital DTO office established there.
The District Transport Officer (DTO) of ISBT is reeling through untold problems due to muddy approach roads and lack of basic amenities.
The approach road is in the worst condition due to water logging and deposition of mudslides which affect the functioning of the office and visitors.
When interacting with the DTO officer Techi Tukap said that all the problems are being faced by the ISTT only due to the lack of a master plan for the drainage system. Non availability of drinking waters and regular power supply and DG set etc.
Stating, state government and concerned department needs to take the issues of ISTT on priority for the greater interest of the commuters, he said, DTO office itself is running without the proper water supply system., regular power supply and DG set and internet facility without power.
“For the proper maintenance and requirements of the ISTT and DTO office, a Detail Project Report (DPR) was submitted to the state government during last winter,” said Tukap. Adding till date no initiative action has been taken on the submitted proposal.
Apart from water supply the DTO office is also facing other problems in terms of power supply, informed officer.
Since the power supply is interconnected with the entire working process of office, officer said the staffs are unable to work as a result many works remain pending.
“Purpose of having ISTT is not serving as the campus is full of mudslide, sand gravels coming fro the improper drainage system and National highway and under construction four lane rod and also the mudslide coming from the hills of others die of NH-415” said officer.
Expressing displeasure over the highway authority, officer also requested the District Administration (DA) to issue a restriction order to the executing agency not to dump the mud in front of ISTT, which is the main reason for accumulation of muddy at ISBT during every monsoon season.
Development department handed over Inter-state truck terminal to Transport department for its proper functioning in 2020.
The project approved by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt. of India in 2009 with sanction amount of 10.96 crore.