KHANDU CALLS FOR ENHANCED FUNDING UNDER NERSDS
Shillong, Jul 9:Chief Minister Pema Khandu today made a fervent appeal to the North Eastern Council (NEC) and Ministry of DoNER to give more emphasis on connectivity specially to the roads sector in Arunachal Pradesh as the state is strategically located having international borders with China, Myanmar and Bhutan.
Addressing the 67the plenary session of the NEC here today, the chief minister said Arunachal Pradesh has the lowest density of road network in the region. On the same lines of Central Road Fund, NEC can explore the possibility of forming a separate fund which focuses on big road projects in the North Eastern Region, he added.
Pointing to the North East Road Sector Development Scheme (NERSDS) which is under NEC and being administered and monitored by Ministry of DoNER, Khandu said under the scheme, 10 orphan roads in Arunachal Pradesh bordering with Assam have been identified.(EASTERN SENTINEL)