Investing Rs 50,000 Cr Arunachal set to begin linking roads; CM Pema Khandu urges people to be a part ‘Team Arunachal’
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 11-Jan-2018
 Itanagar, January 10: Arunachal Pradesh set to improve road connectivity as Centre approved Rs 50,000 Crore for the state. The linking of roads will kick start from this financial year. Also, Chief Minister Pema Khandu urged people to contribute for development as ‘Team Arunachal’. 

Addressing the 18th foundation day of the Galo Welfare Society (GWS), Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that the Centre has assured Rs 50,000 Crore for improving road connectivity in the state and funds will be released against only those roads, where there are no issues of land compensation. The foundation day was celebrated with the theme of ‘peace, progress and prosperity through better road connectivity’.

CM Khandu informed that the Union Transport Ministry has already assured Rs 50, 000 Crore package and as per the directions from the Centre, it will fund only such road projects, where there are no issues of land compensation.

He urged the people to take part in the development process and be part of ‘Team Arunachal’. He called upon the community-based organizations (CBO) to take proactive role in matters of development for the welfare of their society.

The Chief Minister said the state government was keen to bring various reforms aimed at rooting out corruption and to bring in work culture and sought cooperation of CBOs in this matter.

“The state government is planning to bring in reform in hydropower policy as per which it proposes to raise the percentage of share for the local area development fund from its 12 per cent free power share,” he said.

Responding to a memorandum from the GWS for creation of a central divisional commissioner, the CM asked the legislators from the central belt to work out on a proposal that could be presented to the Cabinet for discussion.