Wokha village serves ultimatum to govt. over delay of road project
Dimapur, Sep. 30 (EMN): Organisations from Wokha village have served one month ultimatum to the Public Works Department, government of Nagaland, to begin road construction work from Miropen Gate to Hammock Resort on NH-61/ NH-2 in Wokha district.
The ultimatum jointly issued by Wokha Village Youth Organisation, Wokha Village Students’ Union and Wokha Village Eloe Ekhung demanded the concerned department to immediately start widening of single intermediate lane to two-lane from 72.40 km to 83 km on NH-61/ NH-2.
The organisations stated that the people of Wokha town have been facing immense hardships for years due to the deplorable condition of the highway which passes through the heart of the town.
“Due to the pathetic road condition, vehicular movements in the town have been disturbed on a daily basis, posing serious threats to vehicles and commuters alike. The worsening condition of the main road is such that travellers from other districts are seen taking alternative road via Wokha village. School buses, office-goers, commercial vehicles of the town are compelled to take long winding circular road in the town which is disturbing,” it stated.
The organisations went on to informed that the widening of the highway to two-lane, which commenced three years ago, has turned into a dream for the people of Wokha town.
“As per reliable source, formalities for commencement of excavation work are still under process, which is the main reason for delay and inaction,” it stated while expressing doubt if the work could start this year.
The organisations said that it had been compelled to issue ultimatum to the PWD (NH) to complete all necessary formalities at the earliest and commence the work within one month, starting from September 29.
“In the event of any lapses and delay in commencing the work the undersigned will initiate further course of action for which we shall not be held responsible for any eventualities,” it cautioned.