Kohima, March 17 (NEx): A High Power Committee of the Nationalist Democratic People’s Party (NDPP), along with Nagaland Foot Hills Road Co-ordination Committee (NFHRCC) and the officials of the concerned department led by the Executive Engineer (R&B) Dimapur Division, visited the ongoing construction site of the Doyang Bridge, Foot Hill Road on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021.
The NDPP media cell informed that the visiting team had a detailed deliberation on the status of the ongoing project with special reference to the Doyang Bridge and found out that the whole road cutting is almost completed except for two stretches, one at Tizit area and another at Niuland area and the bridge was also found to have completed upto 70.66%.
The Trans Nagaland Highway, popularly known as the Foothill Road, has been a long felt desire of the Naga people for several years. Nagaland is a landlocked State and is predominantly dependent on surface and road transport for connectivity and communication.
Nagaland has only one airport at Dimapur, only a few kilometres of railway line connecting Dimapur to Assam and no waterways. Therefore, the importance of a good and reliable road network is absolutely essential for the overall growth and development of the State. It is in this context that the Trans Nagaland Highway has become a critical necessity for multiple reasons and its realization is bound to have far reaching impact on all sectors, especially on the economy, the NDPP stated.
The party also said that it has the vast potential to positively impact the entire State and elevate the economic livelihood of Nagaland for which, the NDPP has instituted a committee to look into the project and facilitate efforts towards its early realization in the interest of the State.
The NDPP said that it is committed to make all out efforts in ensuring the all round progress and development of the State and will urge upon the State Government and the Government of India to give importance and priority to this project and undertake it as a nationally important project, it added.
The visiting team expressed sincere appreciation to the concerned agencies and also took note of the various issues shared by all organizations/parties present and acknowledged the sacrifices made to all those involved in this landmark project.
The High Power Committee was led by Mr. Alemtemshi Jamir, Working President NDPP, along with Mr. Chuba Chang, Sr. Vice President NDPP, Mr. Obed Quinker, General Secretary NDPP, Mr. Nungsang Aier, Convener CPC NDPP, and Mr. David Neikha, Secretary, Media & Communication, NDPP.
While, the NFHRCC team was led by its Convener, Mr. Supulepden Jamir, the Ralan Area Lotha Hoho was led by its President, Mr. Samuel Ovung and the Lotha Lower Range Public Organization led by Joint Secretary, Mr. James Tungoe.