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Nagaland: Wokha village calls for 12-hour total shutdown

By EMN Updated: Oct 30, 2021 10:01 pm

Dimapur, Oct. 30 (EMN): Organisations in Wokha village have announced a total shutdown in Wokha district on November 1, following the expiry of its one-month ultimatum to the Public Works Department (NH) to begin road construction work from Miropen Gate to Hammock Resort on NH-61/ NH-2.

The Wokha Village Youth Organisation, Wokha Village Students’ Union and Wokha Village Eloe Ekhung had served an ultimatum to the PWD (NH) on September 29 to initiate widening of single intermediate lane to two-lane from 72.40 km to 83 km on NH-61/ NH-2 in Wokha district within one month.

The organisations stated in a press release issued on Saturday that it had been compelled to initiate a total shutdown on November 1, from 6 am to 6 pm as the concerned department had failed to respond to its demand within the stipulate date, which expired on October 29.

However, the organisations informed that medical, para military and educational institutions will be exempted from the bandh.

The organisations also requested all the concern citizens to co-operate in the bandh and attend the general meeting to be held at Police Point, Wokha Town from 10 am onwards on the same day.

By EMN Updated: Oct 30, 2021 10:01:59 pm