Don’t forgo widening of NH-2 in Wokha town — Lotha Hoho
Dimapur, June 25 (EMN): The Lotha Hoho has appealed to the National Highways Authorities of India not to forgo the widening of the NH-2 roadway within Wokha town.
According to a Lotha Hoho press release, “the NH authorities are contemplating to forgo land acquisition within Wokha town and hence to take the existing carriageway as the NH carriageway, without widening.”
However, it stated, the stipulated carriageway has been given as 8.50 metres (28 feet) “and hence formation width is carriageway plus the shoulders on both sides and the drain.”
“The tender for the NH-2 road project from 82 km to 101 km is being called and work is to be allotted soon. But the road section from 72 km to 82 km is left out because of the non-settlement of land and structures compensation issue. However the Lotha Hoho is not aware of any landowner who has objected to land acquisition for the road project and hence it is not understood as to why land acquisition should become an issue.”
It reminded that “all those who need to give land or standing structures, to enable the widening of the roadway, have already signed affidavits of their willingness to allow their land/structures to be used for widening the roadway for a full NH carriageway. These affidavits are with the concerned authority (sic).”
According to the Lotha Hoho, any unreasonable or irrelevant claims would be “amicably settled” with the help of Lotha Hoho and the village authorities concerned.