Nagaland: Dimapur road repair job to resume after monsoon
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Aug. 26: The proposed repair works of 25 roads under Public Works Department (PWD) has been halted for now in Dimapur due to unfavourable weather conditions.
A source from the PWD informed Eastern Mirror on Monday that carpeting of all roads has been stopped for a while after an order was passed by the chief engineer’s office in June this year; and will resume only after the monsoon.
“However, some contractors are still trying to finish the work at the earliest even though the weather conditions are not favourable,” informed the source.
The contract for three roads out of the 25, namely the approach road to District Hospital Dimapur (0.350 km), Flyover to Supermarket (1 km) and Supermarket to NH-29 via Rengma Colony, Walford (0.90 km) have been awarded to M/S Vertex Construction for INR 3,55,57,000.
The source informed that at the moment, the approach road to District Hospital Dimapur has been layered with bituminous macadam (BM). It will be carpeted with bituminous concrete (BC) after the monsoon season.
The road repair from Flyover to Supermarket is yet to gain pace as drainage work is still going on. “The pace is very slow at this stretch,” informed the official.
Another major road is the Supermarket to NH-29 via Rengma Colony at Walford. The official informed that BM layering has been completed; and a major portion of the road already layered with BC. “There is a little bit of occupational defects and small works are still to be done; it is almost completed,” said the source.
Even though rain has played spoilsport, certain firms such as M/S Multibuilders—who has taken up works at stretches such as Deluxe Point to Holy Cross junction, PWD junction to Lotha Colony via Unity College—were still continuing with their works, said the official.