Doyang Bridge construction work to resume shortly
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Oct. 27 (EMN): The Nagaland Foothill Road Coordination Committee (NFHRCC) has on Saturday informed that construction work on the Doyang Bridge would resume soon with the ‘onset of working season.’ The statement comes amid allegations from certain quarters about reported suspension of construction of the Doyang Bridge.
Briefing media persons on Saturday in Dimapur, the NFHRCC’s convenor, Supu Jamir, said that the contractor in concern had assured the committee that construction would resume at the earliest. It was also learned that the contractor had mobilised machineries and stationed at the site.
The ‘agreement’ to resume construction came about following the committee’s meeting on September 11 with the contractor, it was informed. The latter is said to have assured to resume the work ‘with the onset of working season.’ Subsequently, the committee had a meeting with Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, on September 21 during which the contractor was also present, it was informed. During the meeting, the contractor gave assurance to resume work at the earliest, the committee informed.
The contractor is stated to have cited the ‘demonetisation, urban local body elections and Ralan land dispute with Assam,’ as the main reasons for suspending the work. The NFHRCC has appealed to individuals, associations and tribal hohos that before going to the press, they should consult with the committee for any clarification to prevent any confusion,. The committee also appealed to the chief minister and the department in concern to issue work order with regard to the road work between Niuland and Naganimora sectors spanning about 8 km. The committee has planned to Christian the road ‘trans expressway’ after the National Highway Authority takes charge of the road in the near future.
The committee also advised against driving heavy laden vehicles on the foothill road before the construction is completed.