Source: News Bharati English03 Aug 2016 15:21:52

Itanagar, August 3: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu chaired a high-level meeting with departmental officials on Monday and reviewed the growing traffic congestions, poor road conditions in the Capital Complex and improper solid waste management of the capital. During the meeting, Khandu also constituted a six-member interim committee to make a thorough case study of traffic congestions and directed them to come out with a definite solution.
The Chief Minister advised them to take into consideration the views and suggestions of the citizens expressed through the online Survey Management System recently launched by the government. Khandu asked the authorities to support the Itanagar Municipal Council and Urban Development Department for garbage management.

Meanwhile, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) also briefed Chief Minister Pema Khandu about the road development works at Bomdila-Tawang road and on the proposed construction of tunnels to bypass Sela pass. Two tunnels have been proposed to bypass Sela pass by 10 km approximately, which is expected to significantly curtail travel time to Tawang by one hour, news agency the North East Today reported. Also it will provide an all weather road as Sela pass remains covered in snow during winters making the journey difficult. BRO officials also briefed the Chief Minister on the issue of land acquisition on the Sela-Kela-Rama Sapper camp under Dirang subdivision.

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said that the need of the hour is development of civic sense among the people. He stated that waste management is a part of cleanliness drive and people must change their mindset and inculcate the habit of cleanliness to make the city garbage free. Chief secretary Shakuntala Gamlin suggested charging minimal amount of fees from citizens for a self-sustainable garbage management system.