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  1. MoRTH grants Rs 10 crore to Arunachal as immediate flood relief

MoRTH grants Rs 10 crore to Arunachal as immediate flood relief

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju as the nodal minister of MoRTH has approved a sum of Rs 10 crore as immediate relief for Arunachal Pradesh.

By: | Published: June 12, 2015 5:57 AM

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju as the nodal minister of MoRTH has approved a sum of Rs 10 crore as immediate relief for Arunachal Pradesh.

The sanction came when Arunachal PWD Minister Gojen Gadi accompanied with Chief Engineer (highway) HageApa, OSD SE L D Thongdok, AE S N Tyagi called on Rijiju at his New Delhi office on Wednesday evening, and apprised him of massive landslides and damages to roads in the capital complex.

Roads linking Banderdewa and Hollongi have suffered the most from torrential rain this month.

They submitted a memorandum enlisting damages worth Rs 10.202 crore, Gadi told ANI over telephone.

The sanction gives a different message amidst claims and counter claims by state BJP and Congress on less fund flow and misutilisation.

The team led by Rijiju was to call on MoRTH Minister Nitin Gadkari, who asked Rijiju over telephone to approve the Rs.10 crore on his behalf as he was about to go on tour, Gadi said.

Gadkari asked to resume maintenance works immediately and asked to submit a letter to the ministry accordingly.

However, a central team headed by MoRTH’s chief engineer (NE region incharge) would visit on June 14 next to inspect the damages caused and ongoing maintenance, Gadi quoted Rijiju, as saying after discussing it with the CE.

Pointing out that the compensation estimate and DPR for Itanagar-Banderdewa four-lane (NH-415) has been submitted to MoRTH, Gadirequested for early sanction.

Rijiju assured to take up mater withGadkari personally when Gadi informed that the compensation estimate was reduced from Rs. 354 crore to Rs.284crore and requested for early sanction.

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