Chief Minister says funds have been sanctioned for the following road projects:
- 2-lane road from Golaghat-Purana Bazaar
- 4-lane road from Purana Bazaar-Chumukedima
- 4-lane road from Dillai Gate-Khatkhati-Patkai Junction
- Niuland-Zhadima-Kohima bypass road
Morung Express News
Dimapur | August 12
Nagaland Chief Minister, TR Zeliang, today expressed optimism that traffic congestion and snarls in the State’s commercial hub Dimapur would ease out within two years after renovation of arterial roads, construction of new bridges and completion of major road projects.
The Chief Minister said funds for the 2-lane road from Golaghat-Purana Bazaar and 4-lane from Purana Bazaar –Chumukedima road stretch of the National Highway have already been sanctioned and contractors selected and that construction works would begin full swing by October this year.
Funds for the 4-lane road from Dillai Gate- Khatkhati -Patkai Junction and Niuland-Zhadima-Kohima bypass road near IG Stadium have also been sanctioned and land compensation process is ongoing, Zeliang said.
Interacting with media persons after a lightning inspection of ongoing road repairing works in various parts of the city including the Purana Bazaar stretch of the National Highway, Zeliang also informed that arterial roads within Dimapur have been identified for immediate repair to facilitate smooth flow of traffic.
The Chief Minister further informed that a new bridge would be constructed over the Dhansiri River and a new flyover near the Hotel Tragopan Junction.
Earlier in the morning, the Chief Minister accompanied by some of his cabinet colleagues inspected the temporary road repairing works including Purana Bazaar stretch, Duncan Basti to DC Court and Dhobinullah to Green Park via Army Supply Road and Thahekhu.
At Purana Bazaar, Zeliang also interacted with youths of Year of Construction Workers (YoCW) who were volunteering with road repair works after undergoing one-week basic training. The YoCW volunteers apprised the Chief Minister on the need for imparting skill training in varied fields.
Zeliang assured them that the Government, in coordination with various agencies, would streamline to impart skill training and provide fund to those “willing to work” and asked them to identify the areas of training they required. Zeliang said the trained youth can in turn become trainers.
He said the year 2016-17 has been declared as the Year of Construction Workers and informed that the Government had funded them for undergoing training and also for purchase of uniforms. Already 9 districts have been covered, he informed.