He said this at New Delhi during a meeting with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and representatives from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and state highway authorities to review the status of highways and other road projects in the state on Friday last, a release from the CMO said here on Monday.

Rijiju said roads would be built under the Border Area Development Programme for which he would convene a meeting shortly.

The Union Minister, who has the responsibility to look after road projects in the Northeast states barring Assam, proposed for survey of foothill roads across the state from Bhairapkund in West Kameng district to Ruksin via Bhalukpong, Seijosa, Taraso, Kimin, Dollungmukh, Kangku, Likhabali and Nari, the release said.

He requested Transport Ministry officials to provide funds for feasibility study and DPR preparation in the current financial year, it said.

Rijiju informed that the MHA has made provisions for additional funds under BADP for Arunachal Pradesh.     

The re-alignment issues at Daporijo, Bame and Darka on Potin to Pangin (BOT) Road was discussed and it was decided the road should pass through Daporajo district headquarters.

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