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Chakhro GBs laud chief minister for road projects

By EMN Updated: Jan 27, 2018 10:50 pm

Dimapur, Jan. 27 (EMN): Expounding that good roads are indispensable for development, Chakhroma GBs’ Union (CGBU) has expressed delight on the announcement by the state chief minister to improve the Dimapur portion of the National Highway 29 on January 17.

The union has deeply appreciated the commitment given by the chief minister to initiate two-laning from New Field Check Gate to Zion Hospital and four-laning from Zion Hospital to Chumukedima with quality workmanship saying the initiation of improving the Dimapur portion of the NH 29 was a much welcomed step.

While assuring its fullest support for the smooth execution of the project, CGBU has requested one and all to extend cooperation for the completion of the works without any hindrance.

Meanwhile CGBU in a press release issued by its president Thepfukedo Kuotso and the general secretary Atso Gwizan have expressed concern over the alleged rigid attitude of some land owners who are yet to dismantle and remove their properties along the ongoing four-laning between Dimapur and Kohima despite receiving due compensation.

It stated that failure to remove the properties by the said landowners are posing hindrance to the early completion of the work and resulting in inconvenience to all commuters along the said route. In the backdrop of the situation, CGBU has appealed to the land owners within Chakhroma area to cooperate with the authority so that the works are carried out on time.

With regard to certain villages stalling the laying of railway line from Dimapur to Kohima, CGBU made it clear that the rate of compensation had been settled and duly paid to the land owners. The union was of the view that once compensation was settled and paid, there was no reason to agitate now and it is not the practice of the Nagas who were known for honesty and who honours and keeps their commitments made.

CGBU has sincerely appealed to the villages to reconsider their stand and allow the developmental activities to proceed smoothly for the benefit of all Nagas.

CGBU further appealed to the respective village councils situated near the highway to extend their cooperation so that the works are not stalled by few individuals.

By EMN Updated: Jan 27, 2018 10:50:00 pm