Construction activities paused in Nagaland as Assam votes

In this photo taken February 8, 2021, workers are seen hauling building materials using a makeshift pulley at a construction site in Dimapur. (Morung File Photo: For Representational Purposes Only)
In this photo taken February 8, 2021, workers are seen hauling building materials using a makeshift pulley at a construction site in Dimapur. (Morung File Photo: For Representational Purposes Only)

Morung Express News
Dimapur | March 31 

Reflecting the dependency on neighbouring State for labours, construction activities in many areas of the State, and particularly in commercial capital Dimapur has been impacted greatly by the ongoing elections to Assam Legislative Assembly.

The election is being held in 3 phases starting March 27 and concluding on April 6. 

Phase-2 on April 1 will decide the fate of 345 candidates in 39 out of 126 Assembly constituencies in Assam. Some prominent ACs going to ballot on Thursday are Silchar, Haflong (ST) Bokajan (ST), Jagiroad (SC),   Nowgong, Hojai, Lumding and Karimganj Assembly constituencies.

Along with Assam, voters are also going to polls in 6 phases from March 27-April 29 in West Bengal.

Constructions activities have been stopped since the phase-I of the election, informed a resident in Supply colony, currently undertaking an extension works in his house.

He further informed that hardware shops were ‘relatively’ less crowded when he visited this week with the shopkeeper citing election in neighbouring State as the reason. 

Adjacent to his residence, works were also stopped as labourers went home for voting.

Likewise, a resident in Nagarjan (Kuda Village) also informed that a renovation work of his house has been stopped since March 27 as the workers, based in Bokajan, left home for voting. 

It was informed roads construction activities particularly the ongoing works on National Highway-29 were also affected to some extent due to the election.  

As the election day approaches, labourers were also seen boarding Assam-bound vehicles.

Similar trends were also during the Assembly election in Bihar last year.