On 26 March 2021, Pema Khandu made history as the first CM of Arunachal Pradesh to ride and trek on MV Road. This became the most profile visit since the fleet of 8 Jeeps of the then Lt Governor KAA Raja in 1976. The Urban Development Minister Shri. Kamlung Mossang and the RWD Minister Honchun Ngandam, along with a host of top officials of the district and security personnel were among the CM’s entourage.
Admiration and appreciations poured in from the citizens of the State, with the most formal from the Governor Rtd Brig. B.D. Mishra:
Governor BD Mishra has expressed appreciation for the effort and commitment of Chief Minster Pema Khandu to provide all-weather motorable road from Miao to Vijaynagar in Changlang district.
The governor expressed confidence that, with appropriate technical, manpower and road construction inputs from the Border Roads Organization, the Miao-Vijaynagar road would be completed before the targeted date.
“He (Khandu) has established a shining initiative and excellent example of his concern for the welfare of the citizens of the state. This has happened for the first time in the history of Arunachal Pradesh that a CM has taken a trek of this kind for resolving the problems of his people,” Mishra said.AP Times, 29 March 2021
CM’s Key Actions and Promises
- Shidi Helipad was inaugurated.
- Promised to complete MV Road by March 2022.
- Maintenance of MV Road will be handed over to BRO.
- Promised infrastructures for Shidi school.
Sources: AP Times, 28 March.