‘Keep the foothill road alive’
Morung Express News
Dimapur | October 10
The Nagaland Foothill Road Coordination Committee held a meeting today at the treasurer’s residence in Dimapur. At the meeting, it was informed that the State government has released funds for works completed in the Mokokchung and Mon sectors.
While appreciating the government for clearing the pending bills, the NFHRCC has urged the government to mobilise funds for the successful completion of the project. In July this year, the NFHRCC was told by the Chief Minister that the government has no budgetary provision for the foothill road project for the year 2015-16 citing financial constraints.
At the meeting today, the NFHRCC said that it “strongly resolved” to meet the CM and the Ministers in concern (State PWD and National Highways Ministers) as regards the urgent necessity to mobilise funds for the remaining phases of the project. According to the NFHRCC, the State government must treat the project – christened the ‘Survival Road’ – with priority and keep it alive.
Further, the NFHRCC informed that it has resolved to direct the contractors for the Ao sector to resume work as the rainy season is drawing to an end. Work was temporarily stopped in the said sector because of the monsoon.
Meanwhile, it was informed that work on the Doyang Bridge is progressing uninterrupted. With a projected completion time of 39 months, on site construction started in November 2014. Around 30 percent of works has been completed, it was informed.