Patton inspects road construction work on NH-29
Dimapur, Feb. 13 (EMN): Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland Y Patton, who is also in-charge of PWD (R&B) department, on Saturday inspected the road construction site on the National Highway-29 to take stock of traffic obstruction caused by rockslides between Chathe River Bridge (Patkai Bridge) and Khuokhi River Bridge (Kukidolong).
It may be mentioned that rockslides at the ongoing four-lane road construction site had caused immense hardships to commuters and affected the passage of essential commodities, forcing the governor of the state to convene a meeting with the officials and partially open the blocked stretch of road to public.
Patton instructed the executive director of National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) to ensure public safety and quality workmanship, read the update from the deputy CM.
He also appealed to the general public to understand the gravity of technical and practical aspects and extend all possible co-operation towards the ongoing mega project.
Advisor for National Highways, Dr. Longrineken, who also accompanied Patton, “briefed the NHIDCL officials and department officials to maintain quality workmanship and to give priority on durability of the road”. He also directed the NHIDCL officials to complete the ongoing work on time.
Patton also visited the by-pass road to check the condition of the 18.5 km road via 7th mile Khopanala and New Medziphema site under urban road, which will be used as alternative route during the four-lane construction at NH-29, the update informed. It added that Chief Engineer (H) and Urban Engineering Wing, Yanbemo Lotha told the department that repair and restoration work of the road has already started and would be completed at the “earliest possible time”.