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NCD calls NLTP Act ‘total failure’, seeks infrastructure developments for Dimapur

By EMN Updated: Aug 30, 2023 11:11 pm

DIMAPUR — The Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) has requested the governor of Nagaland to put up the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act 1989 for an urgent discussion in the upcoming Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) session, saying that it is a total failure in Dimapur.

In a representation to the governor, the NCD stated that CSOs in Dimapur want the Act to be lifted with ‘proper mechanism’.

The NCD stated that there has been a continuous reminder to both the public and the law department for the complete closure of liquor outlets, but the act has become a mockery, with nearly 1,000 liquor outlets in the Dimapur area alone.

It said that it is pertinent to also address that through this act, it has been found out that drug abusers have multiplied, especially among school- and college-going students.

The representation included a list of ‘calls for action to the state government of Nagaland’. Providing the list, the NCD cited that Dimapur, being the nerve centre of business and a gateway to Nagaland, is totally neglected in terms of developments and sought immediate intervention and necessary actions.

It sought the construction of a two-lane road of 2.7 km on National Highway-29 from Amar Mill point near the inter-state check gate, Nagaland Police to Burma Camp, Dansari bridge, metaling and black topping approach road construction from Daily Market Bamunpukhuri-l to the New Naga Cemetery at Zani village area, and the construction of a new flyover from Plaza Point joining at the current railway overbridge.

The NCD stated in the representation that the Dimapur Multi-Disciplinary Sports Complex’s construction began in 2005 and was scheduled to be completed by 2009, and sought that the construction be completed at the earliest for the sake of our young sports lovers who wish to take sports as their profession.

Concerning the construction of the Dimapur Civil Hospital, the NCD noted that, while it is nearing completion, there has been no progress or further development since then, and requested that the hospital be completed on time.

The NCD also reminded that the Unity Mall allocated for Dimapur as part of the Union Budget 2023-2024 for the establishment of unity malls across the country to promote and showcase the state’s ‘One District, One Product (ODOP)’ is likely to be constructed in another district and added that the NCD cannot accept if such unfair treatment is meted out to the citizens of Dimapur.

It appealed to reinstate the Unity Mall at its proposed place in the interest of justice.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 30, 2023 11:11:15 pm
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