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Nagaland Governor advises stern action against contractor of road project over slow pace

By EMN Updated: Mar 12, 2021 11:20 pm
RN Ravi during the review meeting on the progress of road projects undertaken by NHIDCL held at Longleng on Friday. (PRO to Governor)

Dimapur, March 12 (EMN): The governor of Nagaland, RN Ravi, on Friday advised National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) to take stern actions against M/s Manaranjan Brahma, the contractor of Tamlu-Namsang and Wakching-Mon road projects over slow pace of work.

A Raj Bhavan press release informed that Ravi had a review meeting on the progress of road projects undertaken by NHIDCL in Mon, Tuensang, Longleng and Mokokchung districts, at the DC Office Longleng on Friday.

Some minor hindrances that were causing unnecessary delay were resolved in the meeting, it informed, adding that the governor was by and large satisfied with the pace of road projects except “two packages – Tamlu-Namsang and Wakching-Mon” under M/s Manaranjan Brahma.

‘NHIDCL is building two-lane Merangkong-Tamlu-Mon (86.84 km) and two-lane Changtongya-Longleng (33.43 km).  They are also doing maintenance and repair works of Mokokchung-Tuensang (95 km) and Mokokchung-Mariani (63 km),’ the press release informed, adding that “the two-lane road building projects are to be completed by the later part of 2022 and maintenance and repair in the next 10 months”.

The update informed that the need for building and improving more roads to enhance connectivity with Zunheboto and Tuensang was brought up during the discussions with the deputy commissioners and Ravi assured to take up the matter with the minister of Road Transport and Highway for his approval. Meanwhile, the DCs were asked to take active interest in the ongoing infrastructure projects and conduct periodic monitoring for quality control.

The governor assured “urgent attention” on acute water scarcity issue in Longleng raised by the Phom Peoples’ Council. It was informed that he also visited Bautung Government Higher Secondary School Longleng, where he shared his concern with the principal and teachers over poor performance of students in high school examinations and urged them to ensure better future for the youth by providing quality education.

By EMN Updated: Mar 12, 2021 11:20:30 pm