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Pema Khandu Says Will Quit Arunachal CM’s Post if Portion of Highway Isn’t Completed by March

File photograph of Arunachal CM Pema Khandu.

The 14-km stretch linking state capital Itanagar with Naharlagun city was speculated to be accomplished by September 28, however work was delayed on account of monsoon, moreover the pandemic, Khandu stated.

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  • Last Updated: October 1, 2020, 7:36 PM IST

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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday introduced that he’ll stop his put up if the development of a portion of National Highway-415 just isn’t accomplished by March 31 subsequent 12 months. The 14-km stretch linking state capital Itanagar with Naharlagun city was speculated to be accomplished by September 28, however work was delayed on account of monsoon associated challenges moreover the COVID-19 pandemic scenario, he stated.

“I assure the people that that particular portion of the highway, except the underpass and bridges, will be completed by March-end next year. Otherwise, I will resign from the chief minister’s post,” Khandu instructed reporters at a programme. The NH-415 begins from Banderdewa in Lakhimpur district of neighbouring Assam, passes via numerous elements of Arunachal Pradesh, and ends at Hollongi, close to Gohpur in Assam’s Biswanath district.






The portion between Hollong and Itanagar (30 km) was accomplished a couple of years again whereas work on the Itanagar-Naharlagun stretch is occurring after resolving land acquisition-related points. “Since it is included under central road projects, the Centre has allowed extension of the deadline by another sixmonths keeping in view the COVID-19 situation,” Khandu stated.

He stated that work for building of the 17km-stretch between Naharlagun and Banderdewa has additionally been sanctioned by the Centre. Earlier, talking at an interactive session on the newly handed farm legal guidelines, Khandu stated that the laws would immediately profit each farmers and customers.

State Agriculture Minister Tage Taki stated that the federal government is working to determine district clever areas the place agricultural and allied actions can be promoted.


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