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Chakhesang organisation demands resumption of Pfutsero-Phek road

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By EMN Updated: Sep 20, 2017 1:13 am
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Alleges negligence and delay by State Government
Dimapur, Sep. 19 (EMN): The Centre Chakhesang Public Organisation has on Tuesday demanded the immediate resumption or issue of fresh tender of the Pfutsero to Phek two lane road project under SARDP – NE Phase ‘A’ while alleging that the submission of “Land Encumbrance Free Clearance” was delayed by the State Government.
“…would like to draw the attention of the Government of Nagaland for delaying the Land Encumbrance Free Clearance to the Union Ministry regarding Pfutsero-Phek 2-Lane road project via Sakraba-Khomi under SARDP and thereby delaying the process for resumption/fresh tender of the said road project,” stated the press release from the CCPO.
It stated that the CCPO in during its general public meeting on June 8, 2011 unanimously resolved to donate land for construction of Pfutsero-Phek two lane road and that due compensation should be granted to those owners whose agri and allied projects which were to be damaged and also standing buildings that were to be affected.
Thereby the “resolution and clearance from all Seven Village Councils i,e Porba, Sakraba, Gidemi, Pholami, Upper Khomi, Middle Khomi and Lower Khomi villages along with the Vice Chairman of Sakraba Town Ad-hoc Committee was submitted to the concerned authority”.
Besides that, it also stated that all necessary matters for donation of land referred to the organisation by the concerned department regarding the project were also furnished.
“But to our dismay it is learnt that the State Government has not issued Land Encumbrance Free Clearance to the Ministry for resumption/fresh tender of Pfutsero- Phek 2-land road project till date even though the land owners had already donated their lands way back in 2011,” the CCPO stated.
In a strongly worded statement the CCPO cautioned that if the road project fails it would remain to be a “curse” on the people of Centre Chakhesang area and the instance of “abandonment or failure” of the project will be considered as that the Government “came to destroy us in lieu of development, and the Government should be answerable to it”.
The CCPO therefore requested the Government of Nagaland to initiate measures to resume or issue fresh tender of the project to ensure” timely completion within the stipulated time as directed by the Supreme Court of India”.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 20, 2017 1:13:21 am