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Longwa students appeal to repair road

By EMN Updated: Aug 28, 2020 10:00 am
A section of the Mon-Longwa road is seen in the picture issued by the Longwa Students’ Union.

Dimapur, Aug. 28 (EMN): Longwa Students’ Union (LSU) has appealed to the concerned authorities to repair the Mon-Longwa road, which is the lifeline for the residents of Longwa and surrounding villages connecting the Mon district headquarters. An update from the union stated that the deplorable road condition has adversely affected the flow of trade, transportation fares, and market rate in the area.

It mentioned that Longwa village is one the biggest villages in Mon district and is a home to more than 5000 people located at the international border between India and Myanmar. It added that Longwa village is also one of the International Border Trade Centres in the state of Nagaland.

The union lamented that despite the significance of the village, developmental activities particularly on road sector, has been neglected for many years.

The Mon-Longwa road, which covers 42 km, was said to be maintained by Border Roads Organisation (BRO). Stating that blacktopping was done between 2005 and 2007, the union claimed that there was no proper renovation or repairing since then.

Even as renovations were annually carried out, the union alleged that the worst affected parts which cover more than half of the total length was routinely neglected.

It added that drainage remained deplorable as ever and the mud-filled potholes aggravated the road condition. It claimed that the deplorable road condition, which is the only lifeline of the people of Longwa village and other neighbouring villages, has made the lives of the public very difficult.

The union also stated that the Nagaland State Transport (NST) bus service between Mon and Longwa was also suspended few years ago because of the bad road condition.

In the light of these circumstances, the union has appealed to the government and the authorities concerned to immediately intervene on the issue post the Covid-19 pandemic and alleviate the untold hardship of the people of Longwa and other neighbouring villages.

By EMN Updated: Aug 28, 2020 10:00:00 am