Arunachal CM stresses on time-bound completion of PMGSY project

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Itanagar, Oct 17 (UNI) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has stressed on the need for quality and time-bound completion of works under various projects to avoid cost escalation.

Addressing the fourth Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) zonal review meeting at Tawang yesterday, Mr Khandu said in a bid to improve the state's performance in national arena, more emphasis on time framework and qualitative control was required, according to official sources today.

He said, ''Good detail project report (DPR) needs to be prepared with physical verification and inspection by involving a man with better engineering skills who have deeper understanding of geomorphology and technically sound for submitting a concrete report to the government.'' Mr Khandu asserted that PMGSY schemes had not only provided the better road connectivity to all remotest part of the states but also improved the transport and communication facility, improving the economic condtion of the people.

Expressing concern over the delay in the successful completion of some projects, he also stressed on need for encouraging technically sound and sincere engineers for field works, maintaining that contractors needed to be very farsighted, sincere and proactive for the timely completion of the roads.

He also advocated for the proper monitoring of the works to maintain the quality of work, advising the contractors to refrain from adopting any short-cut methods.

The Chief Minister suggested that the executing agencies and contractors needed to work in close knit and understanding for successful completion of the scheme.

Responding to a few requests made by the RWD department officials on creation of district project implementing units, vehicles for field engineers and maintenance fund for roads, the chief minister assured to approve certain demands, sources said.

''We have to work hard to raise the performance level of PMGSY in national level and such review meetings provides the forum to discuss in depth the problems and challenges facing while operating the projects and how to overcome it,'' state RD and RWD Minister Chowna Mein said, while participating in the discussion.

He said PMGSY had brought tremendous development especially in hilly areas in changing the livelihood of the people.

Mr Mein also emphasised the need for timely preparation of DPRs of the project and sought for good, efficient and professional contractors who can lead the works at much satisfaction level.

The minister also requested the chief minister for flood management fund and good number of vehicles for field officers, sources added.

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