Nagaland State Member of Parliament (MP) to the Lok Sabha, Tokheho Yepthomi. (Morung File Photo)
Tokheho highlights poor quality of work to Union Minister Gadkari
DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 9 (MExN): Nagaland State Member of Parliament (MP) to the Lok Sabha, Tokheho Yepthomi has written to the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari pointing out the poor quality of works in the four lane project between Kohima and Dimapur.
In his letter to the Union Minister, the Nagaland MP said that this is the most vital road in the state for which Gadkari had himself laid the foundation stone in 2015.
Yepthomi pointed out that the work has been undertaken by the National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) with a construction period of three years.
“The work is well over the stipulated time and is nowhere near completion. Portions of road that are completed have already developed potholes, which only show very poor workmanship undertaken by sub-contractors,” he observed.
The Nagaland MP informed that the people of Nagaland are facing “immeasurable problems due to the delay and poor workmanship of this vital road to our state capital from our commercial capital.”
“It has become routine for people traveling on this road to take diversions to alternate routes, which extends the travel time by more than three hours. Traffic jams on this route have also become a routine exercise for travelers who are frequently stuck for hours at a stretch and overnight at times. I have also raised this issue on the floor of the house, but to no avail,” the MP rued.
He asked the Union Minister to personally intervene in this matter and look into the “unnecessary hardships the people of the state are made to face on a daily basis.”