Dimapur, October 1 (MExN): The Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland, TR Zeliang held a meeting with the Managing Director NHIDCL and ED (P) RO Kohima on September 30. During the meeting it was highlighted that since setting up of NHIDCL in 2014, many State Highways in Nagaland were handed over to NHIDCL and at present there are 13 National Highways under their jurisdiction. However, none of the major roads could be completed thus far. “Therefore, impressed upon the MD to expedite for completion of some important projects by the end of this year and inaugurate it,” stated a press release issued by Media Cell, Deputy Chief Minister office
The Nagaland portion of the 4 lane-Dimapur City bypass road is completed, however some portion in Assam remains incomplete for which the NHIDCL has agreed in principle to complete by December 2023. “This will immensely ease out the traffic congestion within Dimapur city and it will also be convenient for the heavy goods carriers and transporters heading toward Manipur- Myanmar,” it stated.
The meeting also highlighted that with the completion of Dimapur city bypass and the Dimapur-Kohima 4-lane and subsequent completion of the Kohima City bypass road, the connectivity to the state of Manipur-Myanmar would be complete which will then be a corridor for the whole country towards Southeast Asian countries thus fulfilling the dream of act east policy.
“However, Kohima-Mao road remains the bottleneck to achieving this dream,” therefore, the meeting deliberated at length and agreed “we will jointly workout a mechanism to resolve such issues being faced by the commuters at the earliest.”