Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Maintenance of NH-52- BRO or APWD?

May be the condition of road maintained by Assam PWD along Assam-Arunachal border made Kiren Rijiju to be so much vocal over the issue of handing over of maintenance work of NH-52 to APWD from BRO. May be, over time APWD has grown and started maintaining the roads well of which Rijiju hadn't any knowledge. May be this ignorance and earlier experience on NH-52 when APWD was maintaining it made Rijiju to question the caliber of the Engineer's of APWD by his action (seeking P.M.'s intervention on handing over of NH-52 to APWD), which did not went down well with Assam PWD Engineers’ Service Association. May be Kiren Rijuju became so vocal about the issue just for his political mileage.


Does it really matter who the executing agency is-BRO or APWD, for maintenance of NH-52, to the people? All that matter to the people, I presume, is a well maintained highway irrespective of who the executing agency is- nothing more, nothing less. What do you say?


  • Buru

    I am with Rijiju on this one.

    He may be doing it for whatever reasons but he has a point. The incompetent AND corrupt PWD officers of both states will for sure spoil even the OK ones in no time. This I am saying from direct observation on the ground, not theory.

  • AG

    I too agree that Rijiju had a solid ground to seek P.M.'s intervention in the entire NH-52 issue, but then as mentioned in my post APWD might have grown over time and improved their work culture--recall their claim of no adverse comments on the road condition of the Highways leading to Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from the respective states. And if APWD has grown over time and Rijiju sounded preposterous, then they have to prove themselves so as not to get adverse comments from the people on the northern bank of Brahmaputra.

    Let's see if their claim of no complaint is just a hollow claim or indeed they have grown up.

  • vivian

    Yes , AG i completely agree with you. We don't care who maintain the road but but want a better road .

  • Moli

    If it's a well maintained road nobody would care. But trusting APWD?
    I don't think so.
    Don't want to give a second chance when we have a better sure option.

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