By: Shubham Ghosh
Pema Khandu, the chief minister of India’s northeastern-most state of Arunachal Pradesh, is known for posting pictures and events on social media promoting his state and its people and on Saturday (15), he did something similar that caught the netizens’ attention.
Khandu, who hails from prime minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and is serving as the chief minister of the state that borders China, which also claims Arunachal to be its part, since 2016, shared a short video of seamless traffic movement and a picturesque underpass in Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal.
Making it evident that he felt proud about his state as the chief minister, Khandu said in the tweet, “So beautiful, indeed! The flow of traffic is exemplary in terms of discipline, which gives us so much satisfaction! Every citizen is an important stakeholder in making city life easier and better. Infra facilities in Itanagar have transformed in recent years. Thank you so much @NabamSahaHina1 for sharing the video. Let us take care of our every city, town, village and of course our pride – Itanagar!”
So beautiful, indeed!
Flow of traffic is exemplary in terms of discipline, which gives us so much satisfaction!
Every citizen is an important stakeholder in making city life easier and better. Infra facilities in Itanagar have transformed in recent years.
Thank you so much… pic.twitter.com/Kj98p7cRnN
— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) April 15, 2023
The video showed an aerial view of the city as vehicles are seen moving in an organised manner. Green patches in between roads and an underpass were also seen.
Internet users lauded the state’s infrastructure and wished to visit it.
“In North East, I have seen the traffic discipline is very good. Hardly anybody breaks the traffic rules . No unnecessary honking. Very very rare of any street traffic brawl . And cleanliness is topmost,” said one user.
“Looks great sir. Congratulations to you and your team for these kind of infra push,” said another.
“This is India, yes, not some European city!” said another.
Recently, the capital of Mizoram, another north-eastern state, came to the headlines for its orderly traffic movement. A video of city traffic in Aizawl showed vehicles moving in an orderly manner without honking or overtaking and almost every two-wheeler rider wearing helmets.