Much to the delight of the people of Lower Subansiri district the work of Ziro Trans Arunachal Highway which has been shelved since 2011 is likely to see some progress.
The work was halted due to the objection raised by IAF Ministry of Defence in 2011. Taking cognizance of the importance of the route that need to be developed, Union defence minister Manohar Parikkar assured to consider the grant of NOC for the section of TAH passing through Ziro.
The government that had recently approved Rs 7,457 crore highway projects in 11 states including Arunachal Pradesh goes to show that the Centre has started emphasising on road connectivity.
In the state while compensation has been reasoned mostly for the delay in TAH project completion, the case of Ziro TAH is that of the non issue of NOC by the IAF.
It is as such important that the MoD gives the nod and that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways expedite the work for the benefits of the people of state.
Poor road connectivity in the landlocked state of Arunachal Pradesh has been a perennial issue. The TAH project that aims at inter-connecting around 12 district headquarters towns of the state will provide improved connectivity for socio-economic development.
The state government must ensure to keep away any sort of impediments to the proposed TAH works in various parts of the state.