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KOHIMA, Sept 29 (NEPS): Minister for National Highways, Nuklutoshi, has said the Department was seriously concerned on the grievances faced by the people due to the pathetic road conditions in Tseminyu and Wokha road sectors on National Highway 2 and assured that they would start working on the road sectors in one or two weeks’ time.
It may be mentioned that the Lotha and the Rengma Hohos have called a total bandh on vehicular movement on NH2 within the two sectors of Tseminyu and Wokha on October 7 in protest against the authority’s utter negligence in their road sectors.
Talking to NEPS here on Tuesday, the Minister said the department would arrange emergency fund to start working on the road portions in one or two weeks’ time and further appealed the leaders of the Lotha and the Rengma Hohos to reconsider their decision to call the total bandh.
Nuklutoshi disclosed that the delay of the work on the sectors of the NH2 in Tseminyu and Wokha areas was because of the Court case between contractors. But after he took over as Minister for National Highways, they had intervened into and the case was finally withdrawn. “Now new DPR is being completed and it will be submitted to the Ministry of Roads and Transports at the earliest,” he said. “In the meantime, some funds are arranged to start working on the road sectors in Tseminyu and Wokha areas.”
Stating that people have every right to agitation to such situation, the Minister opined that they could have influenced the contractors to withdraw the case long back. The work was delayed due to it (court case), he said.
He assured the leaders of Lotha and Rengma Hohos that the department would start working on the two road sectors of NH2 in their areas in one or two weeks’ time and further appealed them to call off their plan of bandh for the larger interest of all.