Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister (CM) Pema Khandu became the first CM to reach Vijaynagar in Changlang district by road. Vijaynagar is the last administrative headquarters close to the Myanmar border and CM Khandu travelled 157 km from Miao via road to reach the destination.
Cabinet ministers Kamlung Mossang, Honchun Ngandam and other notable individuals accompanied the leader in this journey. The entire entourage started off from 25 March and spent that night at Gandhinagram, which is 137 km away from Miao. Then, they resumed the trip the next day to finally reach Vijaynagar.
The CM revealed in a public meeting that he personally undertook the travel to assess the road quality and ensure that the construction work to make the entire route motorable by March 2022 is completed on time.
He assured that the officials from the rural works department (RWD) who accompanied him in this journey will submit a report on the status of the road upon the completion of the inspection process.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu also took to twitter to share some videos of the adventurous road trip.
A story of our journey to reach the unreached…— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) March 28, 2021
It took us two days to reach #Vijaynagar from #Miao travelling 157km through mud and jungle.
Vijaynagar is a beautiful valley surrounded on three sides by Myanmar. @PMOIndia @HMOIndia @adgpi @MDoNER_India @MyGovArunachal pic.twitter.com/cqgtI5PK80
According to the CM, the complete stretch of the road would not be blacktopped as it falls in the area of the Namdapha national park.
However, he expressed that a slew of developmental activities will follow once the road reaches Vijaynagar. The Border Roads Organization (BRO) will be tasked to look after the maintenance of the roads once it is completed.
CM Khandu said that the Namdapha region, which is a biodiversity hotspots area, will receive a tourism boost once the road conditions over there are further enhanced.
The local population was assured of proper funding for manpower, infrastructure, health and education by the 41-year-old. Moreover, the CM also inaugurated a helipad in addition to providing three Mahindra Thar jeeps to the Vijaynagar administration, police and the Assam Rifles posted in the region.