TEZPUR, March 29: Additional Director General Border Roads (ADGBR) East, PKH Singh, VSM in his three-day visit inspected all the major bridges under construction on Orang- Kalakthang- Shergaon-Rupa-Tenga (OKSRT) and Balipara -Chariduar -Tawang (BCT) road. The ADG appreciated the efforts to complete the retro-fitting works of Sukha Nullah bridge on OKSRT road in a time bound manner. He also stated that the connectivity to Tawang through OKSRT and BCT roads has definitely seen unprecedented improvement in the last few years.
During the visit, the ADG emphasised on the judicious use of resources and timely completion of works while maintaining the quality as per the laid down norms and standards. He conveyed that there was an urgent need to upgrade and to adopt better technologies and materials in the work undertaken by the BRO to ensure timely completion of strategic road infrastructure in the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh. Further, he emphasised that there is a need to maintain the assets created by utilising the allocated maintenance funds optimally. It was highlighted to the ADG that all works on Balipara-Chariduar-Tawang road are progressing well and will be completed by Jun 2022.
ADG Singh also carried out the assessment of ongoing works of Sela and Nechiphu tunnel being constructed on Balipara – Chariduar – Tawang road of Arunachal Pradesh. These tunnels will ensure round the clock connectivity to the strategically important Tawang sector and will boost economy and tourism in the West Kameng and Tawang district. Singh appreciated the tough work being done by the karamyogis of Project Vartak in spite of unprecedented snowfall in the region this year.
The ADG also visited HQ Project Vartak at Tezpur where he was briefed by Brig Harish Kumar, chief engineer on all the major works being taken up in the state of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. He also discussed about several plans to be executed for the next financial year i.e. 2022-23. He expressed his satisfaction and congratulated the chief engineer of the project in spearheading an infrastructural revolution in the region through state-of-the-art roads, bridges and tunnels.