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ENPO urges Nagaland government to make ‘Foothill road’ a priority project

By EMN Updated: Jan 05, 2021 9:37 pm

Dimapur, Jan. 5 (EMN): The Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO) has urged the government of Nagaland to take up the “Foothill road” with the Centre and include it as “priority project”, stating that unprecedented delay in the construction of the road “has put the Nagas at the mercy of neighbouring state due to frequent bandhs and blockades being imposed by various organisations”.

The Foothill road, which connects Khelma and Tizit, is a dream project of the Nagas, reducing travel time to Dimapur, stated an update from the organisation. However, it lamented that the road has been left out in the recent announcement made by MoRTH on mega projects for the state.

 “The Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO) would like to extend its deep appreciation to the State Chief Minister Shri Niphiu Rio for his commitment and keen interest in the said project which was revived in the year 2013. The ENPO also would like to extent its gratitude to the NFHRCC for their commendable job thus far and support in their endeavour. 

 “It is learnt that, the earth cutting has been completed from Tizit to Dimapur covering Mon, Longleng, Mokokchung, Wokha and Dimapur districts and also the Doyang Bridge is on the verge of completion. At the same time the state government has also submitted for the approval of the Trans Express Highway (Foothill road), read the press release from ENPO.

It has, therefore, urged the state government to ensure that the GoI to declare the road as a “priority project” in the interest of the public and make it motorable while awaiting the Centre’s nod. It added that the road is significant “to bailout the Nagas from habitual harassment by the neighbouring state” besides catering to commuters from across the state.

By EMN Updated: Jan 05, 2021 9:37:27 pm