Nagaland: Doyang Bridge on verge of completion; inauguration expected soon
Wokha, May 9 (EMN): In what would come as a huge relief for commuters, the much-delayed Doyang Bridge near Governor’s Camp in Liphanyan village of Wokha district is said to be on the verge of completion, more than seven years after the construction work commenced.
Sources informed that the bridge could be used for “emergency purposes”, now that major work has been completed with the laying of final fourth slabs/ deck being done.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio is keen on completing the project at the earliest, added the source.
It went on to say that the 2-lane RCC bridge over the Doyang River is likely to be inaugurated soon as it is about to be completed.
According to official update dated August 16, 2017, the work order value had been re-revised to INR 2828.67 lakh from the earlier INR 2442.20 lakh, while the revised earnest money deposit of INR 24.53 lakh had been re-revised to INR 28.29, which is a difference of INR 3.76 lakh. The payment statement details issued Executive Engineer PED (R&B) Dimapur Division showed that INR 18,43,94,654 (about INR 18.42 crore) had been transacted in eight instalments between 2014 and 1016. However, updated payment statement detail of the project has not been obtained.
The Doyang Bridge project under Trans Nagaland Expressway was allotted to M/S Pukhato Shohe and Sons, and work order issued in 2014. This bridge, once completed, will benefit many districts, including Dimapur, Wokha, Mokokchung, Longleng and Mon.