Kohima, December 22 (NEx): The Zeme Council Nagaland (ZCN) on Monday urged the State Government and NHIDCL to immediately repair and widen narrow portions of the Mhainamtsi to 7th Mile road as the Administration has diverted all vehicular traffic from Dimapur to Kohima and vice-versa towards this road.
The President, Zeme Council Nagaland, Dr. Tumda Newme said that the ongoing work of four lane road between Kohima and Dimapur have compelled the Administration to divert vehicular traffic from Dimapur to Kohima and vice-versa to take the Mhainamtsi to 7th Mile road which is a narrow single lane road never maintained by the state PWD Dept. This road was maintained and used by the citizens of Peren District for many years, he added.
The Zeme Council Nagaland sincerely appreciated the Govt. of Nagaland and Govt. of India for taking up the massive developmental project with zeal for early completion. It also urged the Govt. of Nagaland and the NHIDCL to immediately repair and widen narrow portions of the road from Mhainamtsi to 7th Mile, for continuation of such heavy traffic, lest the public will be forced to totally ban diverted vehicular movements passing within the District.
The ZCN president said that while it is natural to bring inconvenience by such massive project, the citizens of Peren District have been tolerating it silently for the last 4/5 months hoping that the Govt. and the implementing Agency will at least repair and maintain this important link road for the convenience of commuters. But now the road has become deplorable with such heavy traffic from diversion and all commuters are witness to the condition of the road, Newme stated.