- CM Khandu blamed the inefficiency and lack of management abilities of the concerned authorities
- The Chief Minister took up the matter with the Capital Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Polic
Itanagar: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday took a stand about the traffic management in the twin capital cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun creating chaos and jams on the roads. Traveling between the twin cities on Saturday morning, the CM expressed displeasure at the hardships faced by commuters for no fault on their part.
CM blamed the inefficiency and lack of management abilities of the concerned authorities besides insufficient dissemination of information on the new route plans to the commuters.
CM Khandu also viewed that the commuters have to be properly informed through accessible and understandable modes of communication on aspects like route diversions, U-turns, no parking zones, one-way routes, etc. before implementing these to avoid chaos.
Khandu stated that the concerned authorities cannot give lame excuses when citizens of the capital complex bear the brunt of their inefficiency.
He also appealed to the citizens to obey traffic rules, be disciplined while driving and gather first-hand information about the traffic plan in place before venturing out on the road.
The authorities and traffic personnel alone cannot ease traffic congestion and chaos. Commuters also have the responsibility to reciprocate and help them maintain a smooth flow of traffic. If every driver or commuter follow traffic rules, our roads would be smoother even before we get the 4-lane highway, CM added.
Pema Khandu is the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Since becoming chief minister in July 2016, he and his government have twice changed their party affiliation; in September from the Indian National Congress to the Peoples Party of Arunachal and then in December 2016 to the Bharatiya Janata Party. Previously he had served as Minister of Tourism, Urban Development and Water Resources in Nabam Tuki’s government.