Foothill road: Comm. to meet with CM to drive work order
Dimapur, Sep. 12 (EMN): The Nagaland Foothill Road Coordination Committee (NFHRCC) has decided to seek an audience with the state’s Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio to discuss with him matters concerning the Nagaland foothill road.
The main issue that the committee is understood to be considering apprising the chief minister is an eight km uncut portion of the road: 5 km at Niuland in Dimapur; and 3 km in Naginimora in Mon district, besides other development work. The committee said to ask the CM to issue work orders to the contractors. This was decided during a meeting that was held on Wed. Sep. 12 at Khermahal in Dimapur.
The NFHRCC’s convener Sobu Jamir told reporters at a press conference that the committee vividly remembers an assurance given by the CM during their meeting during the first week of August 2018. The assurance was that the work on the 8 km portion would commence from the onset of the working season.
On the same day, the CM had requested the committee to furnish a no-objection certificate issued by landowners declaring ‘no compensation.’ Accordingly, the committee handed to the CM the no-objection certificate from landowners, said Jamir.
Also, the committee informed that the CM had assured that the Ministry of Transport had given the green signal to take up the foothill road under the nomenclature ‘trans expressway.’ Likewise, available information said that Rio had assured on Aug. 28 this year during a meeting with the committee in Kohima that the project would not be delayed under any circumstance.
The committee has appealed to the public to have full faith in the assurance given by the chief minister that he would take good care of the construction work for the foothill road.
With regard to the Doyang Bridge in Wokha district, the committee deliberated on matter about the issue of constructing the bridge, during a meeting that was held on Sep. 1 with M/S Bokato Shohe and Sons. It was understood that the contractor had assured resuming on ‘war footing’ the construction work for the bridge from the onset of the working season.