Do we need better walking pavements in Nagaland which are pedestrian friendly?

Those who said YES had this to say:

•    There is a dire need for pedestrian friendly pavements. The present pavements are so bad that people need to constantly avoid potholes, or step on stones and all kinds of obstructions. 

•    You just have to take a look at what remains of the pavements to see that new ones are needed.

•    Yes, since most of the officers and contractors travel in cars and never on pavements, they do not understand the logic of having good friendly pavements. So they just do a hurried job, that too a very bad one, and who suffers, it’s the common people.

•    If the walking pavements were well made and well maintained, then many people will also choose to walk, which will decrease vehicle traffic.

•    Yes, especially during the monsoons, you don’t know whether you are walking on a pavement or wading through a shallow stream. We need good pavements.

•    The question is not about the need for better pavements, the question is whether we have even the basic pavements. DMC, specially, can answer that in case of Dimapur.

•    Yes, and we need vendor-free pavements. The situation in Kohima is terrible. The Municipal isn’t paying attention.

•    New pavements are required. The state of affairs is so bad, that the pavements are a sign of bad governance.

•    From every personal economy sense – Yes. Better pavement & better road equates to longer lasting footwear and less maintenance in motor cars, this in turn helps people save money for other important things. Instead of rebuilding and repairing roadways every so often – do a good job the first time so it will last for a few years without major repairs and utilise the fund from the next road job to develop other areas. GOOD sincere JOB therefore equates to DEVELOPMENT in a sense - For Development build better walking pavements ... do not forget the roads as well. - SS Kohima

•    Yes, because pavements should be like pavement, not like dry river.

•    Why only pavements. We need better roads also. It is a recognised fact that we have the worst roads and our pavements and official establishments do not cater to people with special needs, like the disabled. There are no ramps on pavements, manhole covers are missing and public accumulate building materials, garbage etc on the pavements. Power and Telephone departments have poles right in the middle of pavements. Municipal councils are unable to provide for urinals and so people relieve themselves on the pavements! Sweet shops and tea stalls litter the pavements. We need strong action on behalf of the authorities as well as some better civic sense amongst the public!!!

•    Yes, because many people in Nagaland still choose to walk to schools, colleges and offices, which is healthy, and so better pavements will make it more convenient and also give the towns the much needed aesthetic flavour! 

•    Yes, good pavements are the need of the hour, otherwise, the roads are pathetic.

•    Yes, ‘cause we don’t have any

•    The present ones can hardly be called pavements. But will the government know the difference? Since most of them travel in fancy cars, they may have never tried walking on the pavements of Kohima. 

•    We need much better walking pavements in Nagaland. Not crap filled ones that we have today where even the angels fear to tread. WE are no longer a backward state, nor should we let people talk as if we are born to be backwards, one day soon Nagaland will be place open to tourist, we need to work towards better friendly walking pavements.

•    Yes, ‘cuz... u could get run over by a drunk driver on the roads and stuff...so yeah

•    Yes, first of all for safety. 

•    The present ones can barely be called pavements. They are actually dirt roads.

•    It’s high time

•    Yes, we need pedestrian friendly walking footpaths. The present footpaths in such bad conditions and do not help the people at all.

• I like walking; but walking on Kohima and Dimapur roads is a torture. 1. Dimapur roads don’t even have decent pavements, and walking on the main roads is quite dangerous. 2. Walking on Kohima pavements is even worse. It’s like going rock climbing. The pavements look toothless; some of our dear Kohima denizens steal even the pavement tiles. Anyway, the govt’s responsibility is to maintain public roads etc. I wish the people in power would step down from their snazzy cars and try walking. Then they’ll know what I’m talking about. I think the attitude of the people in power just exposes their inconsideration for the poor and for those of us who walk. It’s as simple as that. Is anybody listening??!!