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Arunachal Pradesh Public Works Department is a premier agency of the State Government operating throughout the State for construction of works in Roads, Bridges, Buildings, maintenance and repairs of works and construction of works of other Departments of the State Government and Centrally sponsored schemes like PMGSY, CRF, RIDF etc. The main function of Arunachal Public Works Department as of today is as below:

Designing, construction and maintenance of roads and bridges, residential and non-residential building of State Government.
Centrally sponsored scheme, deposit works, construction of National Highway, maintenance and construction of Roads financed from NABARD, RIDF, CRF, PMGSY, MPLADS, etc. are being executed by Arunachal Pradesh Public Works Department.
Construction of residential and non- residential accommodation meant for other Departments like Education, Health, Agriculture, and Police etc. of the State Government.
Construction of deposit works which are undertaken at the discretion of the Client Department for which outlay is provided wholly or part from the State or Concerned Department
Construction of various works on Airport, Air Landing Ground located within the State of Arunachal Pradesh.



The annual workload of the department is regulated by the Annual Operating Plan (AOP), prepared by the department and approved by the Government. A bulk of the AOP contains allocation under the State Plan, based on the PWD?s share of the outlay of the Annual Plan provided by the Planning Commission, New Delhi. Besides State Plan schemes, the department is also executing road and bridge development schemes under Central Road Fund, allocated by Ministry of Road transport and Highways, Government of India and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), regulated by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. Then again, centrally sponsored schemes under Non-lapsable Central Pool of resources pertaining to construction of porter tracks, foot suspension bridges and buildings are also implemented by the department.

The North- Eastern Council (NEC) has identified certain road projects and airports for their financing, which are also executed by the Public Works Department. Most office and residential buildings of the State government, Central government and NGOs are constructed and maintained by the department. The Arunachal Bhawans in New Delhi, Kolkata, Shillong, Tezpur etc have been constructed by PWD and their maintenance are presently looked after by the department.

The Public Works Department has evolved it's own Schedule of rates along with analysis. The updated versions namely Arunachal Pradesh Schedule of Rates (Roads)-2000 and Arunachal Pradesh Schedule of Rates (Building)- 2000 along with their respective analysis of rates are available in the Eastern Zone office. CPWD, MOST and IRC specifications are followed by the department in execution of works. The delegation of power, financial and administrative matters is followed as per CPWD norms and regulations.

Over the years, the PWD has constructed 7226.50 km of road length and 3,32,038.00 Sq. mtr plinth area of building under 4216 & 4059 (Housing) apart from non-PWD Department building in the State as on March?2001. The department will be shortly executing a National highway project for the road from Jairampur to Pangshu Pass, for which entrustment has already been made by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The Hawaii-Chequenty Bridge of span 156.40m, constructed by PWD, which is the second longest bridge of its kind in the country, is being inaugurated on 15th February, 2002.