Nagaland

Governor advised NHIDCL for stern action against contractor over slow road work progress

Governor advised NHIDCL for stern actions against contractor over slow road work progress
(Governor RN Ravi at the review meeting on progress of NHIDCL road work on March 12, 2021)

Kohima, March 12 (NEx): Governor of Nagaland, R. N. Ravi held a review meeting on the progress of the road projects undertaken by NHIDCL in Mon, Tuensang, Longleng and Mokokchung Districts at the DC Office Longleng today, March 12, 2021.

NHIDCL is building 2-lane Merangkong- Tamlu- Mon (86.84 Km) and 2-lane Changtongya- Longleng (33.43 Km). They are also doing Maintenance and Repair works of Mokokchung-Tuensang (95.0 Km) and Mokokchung-Mariani (63.0 Km). The 2-lane road building projects are to be completed by the later part of 2022 and Maintenance and Repair in the next 10 months, a press release from the PRO to Governor said.

It also informed that some minor hindrances which were causing unnecessary delay were resolved in the meeting, while the pace of road building works are by and large satisfactory, the Governor expressed concern over the slow pace in two packages – Tamlu- Namsang and Wakching- Mon. Both these are being done by the Contractor M/s Manaranjan Brahma. Governor advised NHIDCL to take stern actions against the contractor.

In the discussions with the Deputy Commissioners, the need to build/improve some more roads to improve connectivity with Zunheboto and Tuensang were identified. The Governor assured that he will take up the matter with the Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Road Transport and Highway for his approval. The Deputy Commissioners were asked to take active interests in the ongoing infrastructure works and do periodic monitoring for quality control, the release said.

The Phom Peoples’ Council met the Governor and raised the issue of acute water scarcity in Longleng and the Governor assured them of his urgent attention to the issue.

Further, the Governor visited Bautung Government Higher Secondary School Longleng and shared his concern over poor performance of students in High School Examinations with the Principal and teachers and exhorted them to ensure better future of our youth with quality education.