In a significant development, the central government, under the leadership of Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, has approved a budget of Rs 1782 crore to construct a vital road in Arunachal Pradesh. The announcement, made by Minister Gadkari on Wednesday (January 10), marks a crucial step toward enhancing connectivity and fostering socio-economic development in the region.
Strategic Road Connects Pango and Jorging in Upper Siang District
The approved funds are designated for the creation of an 82-kilometer-long greenfield road that will link the areas of Pango and Jorging in the Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. This strategic road project encompasses packages and II, emphasizing its comprehensive approach to addressing the region’s connectivity needs.
Objective and Socio-Economic Impact
Minister Gadkari outlined the project’s overarching goal, emphasizing its significance in facilitating seamless and secure traffic flow. The road’s construction aims to establish year-round connectivity to the villages in the region, catalyzing socio-economic development in the hilly areas of the district. This transformative initiative aligns with the government’s commitment to uplifting remote and inaccessible regions through robust infrastructure.
Enhanced Efficiency for Security Forces
The strategic importance of the proposed road extends beyond civilian needs. It is poised to substantially reduce travel time for security forces, enhancing their operational efficiency in reaching border areas. The improved accessibility for security forces aligns with broader national security objectives.
Delight in Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu expressed his delight at the central government’s approval of funds for this strategic road project. Chief Minister Khandu emphasized the project’s role in fostering socio-economic growth and development, particularly in the border areas, acknowledging the positive impact on connectivity and travel time.