Will resign if package-A of Itanagar- Naharlagun highway not completed by Mar 2021: Khandu
Itanagar: Following the annoyance showed by the denizens of Capital Complex due to the pathetic road conditions, the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu made a bold statement on Thursday.
"I will resign from the chief minister's post if the package-A of Itanagar- Naharlagun highway is not completed by the end of March 2021," Khandu said.
He said this during a interactive session on Agricultural reform bills at Siddhartha Hall in Itanagar on Thursday.
"As per the agreement, this particular stretch of highway was supposed to be completed by 28 September. However, due to Covid-19 pandemic the work got stopped. Meanwhile, the government of India has extended the period for all works for 6 months," said Khandu.
When questioned about maintenance of other roads in the capital complex, Khandu said that he will assess this matter with the concerned department.
Meanwhile, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Kiren Rijiju who also was present at the interactive session said, "Even if the road projects are being sanctioned it takes time to be executed on ground due to various issues."
Capital Complex of Arunachal Pradesh include Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa area.