Dimapur, August 12 (EMN): As the State machineries gear up to begin the road works on war footing tentatively by September next, road woes plaguing the citizens of Dimapur is expected to be solved within one year. Chief minister TR Zeliang informed media persons this afternoon after inspecting the road restoration works in different parts of Dimapur.
The upcoming projects included two-lane road from Golaghat road to Purana Bazaar, four-lane road from Purana Bazaar to Chumukedima and four-lane road from Dillai via Golaghat road to Patkai Junction. With the fund allocations and all other formalities put in place, Zeliang said the work will start soon after approval from the National Highway Authority of India.
Besides, he also informed that an amount of Rs 325 crore has been sanctioned for construction of an approach road from Niuland to Zhadima near Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima.
The chief minister also expressed concerned over encroachment along the National Highway which is causing impediment to the four-lane road.
Earlier in the morning, Zeliang inspected the road restoration works which is being undertaken by the Road and Bridges Department and Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority under his initiative.
The chief minister, accompanied by Road and Bridges minister Dr. Nicky Kire, Education minister Tokheho Yeptho, National Highway minister Kaito Aye, and Parliamentary Secretary Tovihoto Ayemi and host of department officials, inspected the road restoration works at Purana Bazaar, DC Court area and Thahekhu- Army by-pass road.
During the inspection, the chief minister also interacted with members of YouthNet and Zynorique at Purana Bazaar, who have come to assist in the road restoration works. The team consisted of trainees under Year of Construction Workers (YoCW), who have been trained on masonry.
Responding to grievances expressed by the team, the chief minister has assured to collaborate with the two organisations in imparting trainings on plumbing, wiring, and painting etc.
Zeliang further informed that the government has identified Golaghat road to DC Court junction via Clock Tower and from 3rd Mile to Nagarjan road for immediate repair. He added that the construction of road from Purana Bazaar to Chumukedima will be taking over by the National Highway Authority from the Border Road Task Force (BRTF).
Solution to Dimapur road woes within one year: Zeliang