Role & Activities

Our Role and Activities:

Being the State’s Government’s main agency for all civil engineering works, the three Zonal Chief Engineers mentioned above are given responsibilities on functional lines with some exceptions for jurisdictional convenience.
Building Zone: The Public Works Department is the nodal department in Mizoram for planning, design, construction and maintenance of all State Government Buildings like residential quarters, office buildings, stadiums, educational institution buildings. Mizoram PWD is perhaps, the only state department in the country to have successfully completed construction of Airport and its terminal building at Lengpui.
For administrative convenience and equitable distribution of workloads, Mechanical Circle along with its field divisions and the two Aizawl Town Road Divisions have been placed under the jurisdiction of Building Zone. Planning, design, construction and maintenance off all town roads and drains within Aizawl city and tertiary roads around Aizawl suburb fall under the purview of building zone. Though, construction of link drains have been executed by the department, the responsibility of this work has since been transferred to the Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation Department.
Road Zone: Road communication is the backbone of all development activities. Just like the veins through which bloods are supplied and circulated to all parts of human body, road communication is the only life line in the State of Mizoram. The responsibility of planning & survey, design, construction and maintenance of roads and bridges in rural areas all over the state is entrusted to the road zone. The circles and divisions listed above are responsible for all works within their respective jurisdictions. Be it various centrally sponsored schemes like Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR), Central Road Fund (CRF), and North Eastern Council (NEC), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded road projects or, all other roads under state plan schemes are placed under the control of road zone. However, few PMGSY roads which fall within or adjacent to the jurisdiction of divisional officer under highway zone are entrusted to the concerned working division.
Highway Zone: With the appointment of Mizoram PWD by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India as executing agency for newly declared National Highway No.150 (Seling-Tipaimukh etc. Rd) in 1999 and thereafter NH.44A (Sairang-Mamit-Tripura Rd) and NH 154 (Hailakandi-Bairabi-Bilkhawthlir Rd), a highway zone headed by a separate chief engineer was created as desired/insisted by Govt. of India.
Apart from these new national highways, NH 54 (Silchar-Aizawl-Lunglei-Tuipang Rd) handed over to State PWD by BRO in April 2010 and the central project called ‘Multi-Modal Road Transport Project’, a new highway linking sea route in Myanmar with Mizoram as a part of India’s ‘look east policy’ are under the control of highway zone. National highways being the property of Govt. of India, the cost of construction and maintenance are fully funded by the central government. The State Government is receiving agency charges from Central Government for executing national highways works @ 9% of sanctioned estimates of all works.
In addition to the works listed above, medium irrigation and flood control, inland water transport to facilitate navigation of some rivers by country boats and crossing or rivers by Marboats are under the purview of the respective PWD divisions of the concerned area.


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