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15 road projects in Nagaland sanctioned under NESIDS in last 4 years

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By Henlly Phom Odyuo Updated: Jan 14, 2024 7:19 pm

Six projects are still ongoing and behind the scheduled date of completion

DIMAPUR — A total of 15 road projects in Nagaland worth INR 801.55 crore were sanctioned under the North East Special Infrastructure Development Schemes (NESIDS) in the last four years.

According to the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region’s (MDoNER) recently updated dashboard on NESIDS road projects, from the year 2019 till December 31 2023, a total of 15 road projects were sanctioned under the NESIDS in the roads and bridges sector.

As per data available on the MDoNER dashboard, the approved project costs stood at INR 801.55 crore, while the financial expenditure, to date, was INR 549.32 crore.

During the last four years, the financial expenditure till March 31, 2023, stood at INR 475.27 crore and from April 1, 2023, to November 30, 2023, was INR 74.06 crore.

The NESIDS projects that have been completed included the construction of widening of the road from NH-29 (Sovima village Gate)-Sovima Cricket Ground up to Thahekhu village, Dimapur, sanctioned at INR 21.96 crore on August 29, 2019, and completed on March 31, 2020 for INR 21.91 crore.

Similarly, development of tourism-related infrastructure (road with heliport) at Tuophema tourist village executed by the Public Works Department (PWD) was sanctioned on September 10, 2019, and completed on March 31, 2020, for INR 17.08 crore.

Among the ongoing road projects, the construction and upgrade of Glory Peak Tourist Road in Phek district were sanctioned on October 5, 2022, with a scheduled completion date of May 31, 2024, at INR 32.49 crore. Additionally, the ongoing upgrade of the Longnak-Mangkolemba road, sanctioned at INR 28.53 crore on April 20, 2022, is expected to be completed by April 30, 2024.

As per the dashboard, out of the 15 NESIDS road projects, six are still ongoing and behind the scheduled date of completion.

Among them is a project taken up by the PWD to provide connectivity to places of tourist interest in the Tuensang district headquarters, sanctioned on August 30, 2019, for INR 25.33 crore.

While the scheduled completion date was March 31, 2020, the project is still stated to be ongoing despite the exhaustion of financial expenditure.

According to the dashboard, the financial expenditure for this project from April 1, 2023, to November 30, 2023, was INR 10.13 crore and the financial expenditure in December 2023 was INR 15.2 crore.

Another project for upgrade is the road and bridge from NH-29 at 7th Mile Model Village to Siethekema C tourist destination onwards to Governors Camp from Ch.0.00 to 10.5 km sanctioned on September 10, 2019, for INR 32.81 crore. Though the project was scheduled to be completed on March 31, 2020, it is still ongoing.

Likewise, the upgrade of the road from Naga Lempong to Ahom Cave trekking point in Nagaland’s Longleng district, sanctioned on August 29, 2019, and scheduled to be completed by March 31, 2020, at INR 12.96 crore, is still ongoing.

Two more projects – the Tenning to Lekie road and the upgrade of AT road from Tsurangra to Impur Junction – both sanctioned on May 8, 2019, at a cost of INR 136.96 crore and INR 93.98 crore, respectively, scheduled to be completed on May 8, 2021, are still ongoing.

Additionally, the project for the upgrade of the road from Tuensang to Longleng, sanctioned on May 8, 2019, at a cost of INR 188.61 crore, which was scheduled to be completed on May 5, 2022, is stated to be ongoing.

Among the ongoing NESIDS projects listed on the dashboard, the scheduled completion dates for three ongoing projects were not provided.

These include the ongoing Dikhu Bridge to Amguri project, sanctioned on July 31, 2019, at a cost of INR 59.77 crore, the upgrade of the road from Chendang Saddle to Noklak (17.13 Km), and the upgrade of the road from Chendang Saddle to Noklak (Phase-II), which were sanctioned on March 24, 2021, at a cost of INR 62.2 crore and INR 45.59 crore, respectively.

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By Henlly Phom Odyuo Updated: Jan 14, 2024 7:19:51 pm
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