Zeliangrong Youth Front Nagaland asks firms not to stall road project
Dimapur, Oct. 11 (EMN): The Zeliangrong Youth Front Nagaland (ZYFN) has expressed dismay over the stalling of the proposed road project from Tenning to Leike, which was approved by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), due to a pending case with the Kohima Bench of Gauhati High Court.
The organisation informed in a press statement that its fact-finding committee that was set up to unearth the schemes and projects by filling RTI had brought to light the road project from Tenning to Leike in Peren district, which was sanctioned under North East Special Road Development Scheme (NESRDS), Ministry of DoNER.
However, the project was stalled since 2016 after “the proprietor Ms. Hi-Tech construction” filed a case against “Nagamitech Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited” that was selected for the project, with the Kohima Bench of Gauhati High Court.
In this regard, the ZYFN has requested the “contending parties to settle their differences outside the court by withdrawing the case which is pending” so that work order can be initiated at the earliest in the interest of the general public.
‘Nsong sub-division being one the most remote areas needs special attention from the government of the day,’ stated the organisation while flaying those involved in stalling the road project at the cost of the public, despite knowing the pitiable living conditions of the people of the particular area.
It added that “the ground reality of this region is pathetic, lacking all source of basic amenities”.
‘The surrounding villages had been suffering untold miseries due to transportation deadlock as such most of their agriculture products such as organic fruits, vegetables, and other horticulture and allied products are untapped, beyond the reach of government agencies, and all these factors emanate from one sector of development i.e. lack of infrastructure development road and bridge,’ read the press release.
It also stated that the PMGSY project, which was implemented in 2012 in this part of the district, flopped for reason best known to the contractors and concerned department. It went on to request the DoNER to implement the sanctioned project, considering the plight of the people living in this remote part of the district.
The organisation said that it would continue to play the role of a vigilante on matters pertaining to developmental schemes and projects.