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Lotha Hoho unhappy with Wokha-Merapani road works

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By Abenthung Kikon Updated: Oct 07, 2021 10:27 pm
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Lotha Hoho officials during inspection of Wokha-Merapani road on Thursday.

Our Correspondent
Wokha, Oct. 7 (EMN):
Officials from Lotha Hoho (LH), which inspected the Wokha-Merapani road construction on October 7, expressed disappointment with the construction firm for failing to comply with the project specification.

It may be mentioned that Lotha Hoho had filed a PIL against the construction company (NHIDCL) in the year 2019 due to non-compliance of Detail Project Report (DPR) specification.

During inspection of the road, S Mhonlumo Lotha, the Hoho vice chairman and in-charge of Wokha-Merapani road construction coordination committee, expressed disappointment with the construction company for failing to comply with project specification even after repeated appeals.

Today the Lotha Hoho officials inspected the particular stretch under Package-II starting from 26 to 48 km and claimed that right of way (Row) and carriageway were not maintained.

The hoho affirmed to continue fighting for a legitimate right as per the provision of the DPR. The officials informed that they have restricted taxation or land compensation to any individual or groups as the road is a lifeline for the Lothas and neighbouring communities.

Meanwhile, the hoho team expressed that since the project was funded through NEC, there should be no restriction on the construction of roads from the Assam and Nagaland governments. It claimed that almost 500 metre stretch of the road starting from NST Colony in Merapani to MU (Merapani-Uriamghat junction) that touches Assam state was left untouched as it falls under the dispute area belt (Dab).

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By Abenthung Kikon Updated: Oct 07, 2021 10:27:51 pm