PSU appeals to NHIDCL to revoke order
Dimapur, Sep. 14 (EMN): Pochury Students’ Union (PSU) expressed dismay at the letter of the managing director of NHIDCL dated September 1, 2021, for withdrawal of activities at the proposed two-lane project between Akhegwo to Akash bridge (Jessami) of NH 202 under Phek district and appealed to the latter to revoke the suspension of the tender.
“Whereas, the developmentally deficient region of the state was seeing the scope of such a mega project in our land, the letter from the managing director to withdraw all activities had put off the hopes and dreams of the young generation and the people of Pochury,” the union stated in a press release issued by its media cell.
The union conveyed that the community as a whole has come to the realisation of misdeeds of some individuals and initiated necessary corrective measures. It felt that the decision of the NHIDCL to suspend the tender indefinitely had come too early without giving the community sufficient time. Stating that civil societies and student unions had lent all-out support to the district administration in the multi-pronged approach of dealing with the serious case of rampant structures along the proposed ROW, the union appealed the concerned authority to revoke the suspension of the tender.
It stated that as a corrective measure, efforts to assist the administration in identifying structures constructed solely for the purpose of claiming damage compensation is already showing positive response and added that the union would continue to stand uncompromised on removing any obstacle that would jeopardise the mega project.
Meanwhile, the union directed all individuals/ land owners whose land falls under the ROW to come forward and voluntarily remove the structures constructed with malafide intention of claiming damage compensation in the greater interest of the common good and future of the community. It also warned all vested interest people both within the Pochury community and outsiders that any act to jeopardise the project would not be allowed at any cost.
The union also condemned the act of exploitations by the outsiders who have purchased land from the unwitting villagers and constructed buildings solely for the purpose of claiming compensation.
The union further directed all individuals, who had put up structures with malicious intent to obstruct the development in its area and malign the image of Pochury people, to immediately dismantle all temporary structures that they have constructed along the whole stretch (Akash bridge to Akhegwo) on or before September 30 as per the direction of the government.
The union affirmed to stand for the rights of the people and ensure that all genuine properties, farmsteads (jhum and terrace fields), forest are compensated appropriately.
The union also affirmed to continue rendering unconditional support and cooperation to the authorities in order to make the two-lane project a success.