Itanagar: The Cabinet Committee for Infrastructure (CCI) met for the second time in Itanagar on Monday under the chairmanship of Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu and approved proposals worth Rs 25,000 crore for infrsatructure development in the state. The approved proposals are for taking up capital works pertaining to various departments across the state.
Rs 1,100 crore has been earmarked for upgrade of road infrastructure of the state capital complex and all district headquarters besides road connectivity to all ADC/SDO headquarters over the next three years. It has also been decided that the existing Itanagar-Jote road would be upgraded as a state highway.
The CCI has doubled the allocation for horticulture projects pertaining to kiwis, oranges, large cardamoms, etc, from the existing Rs 30 crore to Rs 60 crore. It has been decided that a major component of such grant would be given to the farmers directly by way of direct benefit transfer (DBT). The Committee has directed for revival of all defunct cold processing units at Namsai, Pasighat and Bhalukpong.
Proposal for introducing 10 electric buses between Itanagar and Naharlagun on pilot basis in partnership with NTPC has been approved to bring relief to commuters and promote eco-friendly mode of transportation. The number of buses would be increased in subsequent years. CCI also approved creation of a new DSP Traffic Cell for the capital complex to oversee and regulate traffic.
Construction of district secretariat complexes has been approved in all newly created district headquarters. Also, approval has been accorded in principle for construction of a united directorate complex and integrated office complex of all Commissioners of the state government in the state capital. All urban townships would soon have LED street lights with its commissioning approved today.
The CCI approved project proposals worth Rs 75 crore of the department of TCL, upgradation of power infrastructure, water supply projects in all newly created district headquarters, upgrade of Police Training Centre at Banderdewa and comprehensive scheme for providing public amenties in all major townships such as litter bins, loaders and street furniture.
Reconstruction of damaged bailey bridges over Subansiri River at Daporijo, Kamle River at Raga and Kume River at Tali has also been approved besides the revival of mega food parks at Banderdewa and Tippi and creation of multi purpose convention halls on pre-engineered/pre-fabricated models.
Meanwhile, the CCI took a very strong view of the projects which are progressing slowly, where there has been unapproved change in scope of work, where there is substantial deviation between estimated costs and price discovered through tendering. It was decided that accountability will be fixed for such kind of deviations on the officers concerned with such projects.
Other proposals approved on Monday include augmentation of water supply at Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh and notified urban centres, creation of tourist wayside amenities at important lakes, setting up of 400 KV HT Line and external infrastructire development at Hollongi airport site, additional funds for completing the EWS houses at four key townships namely Chimpu, Dirang, Bomdila and Palin, accelerating ongoing works of stadiums at Chimpu, Aalo and Tezu, upgradation and improvement of existing football grounds at Nari in Lower Siang district, construction of new police headquarters, commissioning of three newly notified police stations at Gohpur, Chimpu and Niti Vihar, upgrade of existing PHC at Nyapin to Community Health Centre, a state-of-the-art State Load Dispatch Centre to bring greater efficiency in management of power infrastructure and reduce transmission and distribution losses and construction of toilets at 2700 Anganwadi centres at a cost of Rs 20,000 per toilet.
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