DC Chümoukedima makes NOC mandatory for construction
Cites ROW encroachments along highway stretches
DIMAPUR — The office of the Deputy Commissioner, Chümoukedima, has made it mandatory to obtain a no objection certificate (NOC) from the DC Chümoukedima office before beginning any type of construction activity, whether for private or commercial purposes, along the stretches of Dimapur-Kohima 4-lane (Package I) and Dimapur bypass (Nagaland portion).
In a notification dated September 6, 2023 and made available on Saturday, DC Abhinav Shivam stated that the office received numerous complaints about ROW (right-of-way) encroachments along the stretches caused by the construction of unauthorised structures such as buildings, huts, sand mahals, culvert blockages, median damage, and occupation of public land acquired through compensation.
“These unlawful activities are punishable offences,” it read, citing National Highway Act and The Nagaland Eviction of Persons in Unauthorised Occupation of Public Land Act 1971. He added that these illegal obstructions pose a serious threat to public safety, disruption of traffic and damage to road surfaces.
It further mentioned that the district administration will continue to conduct regular verification and initiate necessary actions against violators.
The general public has been urged to strictly adhere to the notification and cooperate fully with the district administration in ensuring that the highways are free of encroachments for the overall safety and benefit of citizens.