The Arunachal Pradesh RTI Forum for State Development (APRTIFSD) in a statement on Saturday alleged that RTI documents in connection to the official inquiry for measurement of terms as per estimates prepared by the department reveal that "unknown government procedure and practice" were used.

It claimed that the site for the grand Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) which is currently under construction was moved from Chimpu to Lekhi village at Nirjuli near Itanagar, without the Centre's approval.
It also said that the truck terminal which was to be constructed at Naharlagun was moved to Lekhi village "in a rejected area without soil testing" and that "again the department did not obtain central approval for change of site".
RTI documents stated that the project comes under the purview of the Centre's Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) and the estimated cost of construction is Rs 19.8 crore.

JnNURM is a massive city-modernization scheme launched by in 2005 by the Government of India under the Union Ministry of Urban Development.
Besides revealing major misappropriation of funds for the project, the APRTIFSD also highlighted various other safety issues in relation to the construction of surrounding retaining walls and drainage systems, the statement said.

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