Khandu inaugurates walk-through market

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Itanagar, June 27: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu laid the foundation stone of a “walk-through market” in Tawang on Tuesday.
The project, said to be one of its kind in the state, will be executed by the PWD Department at a cost of Rs 18 crore. It was conceptualised by Khandu when he was Tourism Minister.
The market will comprise facilities such as shopping complex, food court, public utility services, parking, pathways, illuminations, children’s park and an amphitheatre.
The Chief Minister later inaugurated the office of the District Medical Officer. He requested the Department staff to be sincere in their duty and provide best service to the people.
Khandu also inaugurated the Office of the Chief Engineer, PWD, North West Zone and inspected the facilities in the building.
The office is functioning from a temporary building and will be shifted to a new 3-acre area within the township.
He also laid the foundation stone for development of Bhalukpong-Bomdila-Tawang tourism circuit under the Swadesh Darshan scheme.
A 50-metre built-up Girder bridge over Tawang-Chu River, which is also known as Gongkhar to Tengthen Bridge was also inaugurated by Khandu. The bridge will provide alternate connectivity between Tawang and Jang-Mukto constituencies. It was constructed at a cost of Rs 2.14 crore.
On Monday, Khandu had inaugurated the 6MW Shaikangchu small hydro electric power project at Gongkhar village under Mukto constituency in Tawang district in the presence of Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Rural Works Department Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi and MLA Tsering Tashi.
The CM said the power project is the biggest one undertaken by the Department of Hydropower in the state and will generate an annual revenue of Rs 8 crore.
“The project will supply electricity to 27 villages around Mukto circle and the surplus power generated will be supplied to Tawang headquarters,” he said. (TTNE)