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Hand over Miao-Vijoynagar road to BRO, demands Committee
Vehicles on the incomplete Miao-Vijoynagar road.
ITANAGAR, Oct 26: Miao-Vijoynagar Road Joint Action Committee has demanded that Miao-Vijoynagar road be handed over to the Border Road Organisation (BRO).
In a press statement, the Committee opined that the road should be handed over to BRO under the Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana (PMGY).
It said that the Committee would oppose any effort to bring in construction agencies other than the BRO.
“Road communication is the backbone for uplifting and development of people of the area, therefore, access to proper road communication is the fundamental right of the people and denial of the same is infringement of their rights, the Committee in a release said while ruing the delay in construction of the road.
The people of Vijoynagar circle under Changlang district have to cover about 157 KM on foot to reach the nearest town Miao for purchasing their essential commodities, education of children and medical treatment.
The UPA government, under PMGY Scheme had sanctioned a huge amount of public money running to crores of rupees for construction of the Miao-Vijoynagar Road and foundation stone was laid on February 21, 2013.
The residents of Vijoynagar had anticipated that the road construction would be handed over to BRO but to the astonishment of all, tenders were floated and the construction companies fought for the tender, till the matter reached the doors of the High Court, the Committee added in the release reiterating their demands for handing over of the road project to BRO.