ITANAGAR, March 6 � Lok Sabha member from Arunachal Pradesh Takam Sanjoy has pleaded with Union Rural Development Ministry for special dispensation to the landlocked State of Arunachal Pradesh in terms of connectivity.
In a letter to Union RD Minister V Deshmukh on Friday, Sanjoy urged him to review the Ministry�s advisory of June 2009 which read as � �the connectivity proposals for the habitation with 250 plus population will not be considered.�
According to sources here today, Sanjoy, in his letter, reasoned that the advisory needs to be reviewed for Arunachal Pradesh where only 12.37 per cent habitations fall under the category as per the 2001 census. He also lamented over non-consideration of upgradation proposals for the State as per the advisory.
�A road length of 1,795 km has also been identified for upgradation as per the Comprehensive Upgradation Priority List (CUPL) and the Ministry has also been requested to consider the upgradation proposal in the State,� the letter added.
He said, at present the bridges up to 50 metre span were considered under PMGSY which should be enhanced to 150 metre for Arunachal at par with Left Wing Extremist (LWE) affected districts of the country. � PTI