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Arunachal steps in to bridge yawning gap

The Arunachal Pradesh cabinet on Friday recommend a proposal for connectivity to unconnected habitations in border areas under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) as a special case.

Seventy two roads located in 23 border blocks covering 12 districts would be taken up under the programme. It shall cover 2098.40 Km of roads with 219 numbers of bridges covering 227 unconnected habitations along the border at an estimated cost of Rs 3345.03 crore.

In yet another decision, presided over by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, the cabinet meeting passed the Arunachal Pradesh Road Safety Policy – 2015 to contain growing road accidents, injuries and fatalities in the state.

Under the policy, safety awareness issues, establishment of road safety information database, safer road infrastructure, safer vehicle, safer driver etc. would be implemented.

The Cabinet further approved 10 posts in Arunachal Pradesh Public Services Commission to cater to the requirements of the Commission.


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