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Akuluto SDO (C) upgraded to ADC HQ

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Achievement of Govt in 4 years more than in last 54 years: CM 

Dimapur, January 13: The up-gradation program of Akuluto SDO (Civil) HQ to that of ADC HQ was held today at Akuluto Town with Chief Minister, TR Zeliang gracing the occasion as the chief guest. After 43 years, the up-gradation to ADC HQ today marked the fulfilment of a long cherished dream of the people of Akuluto area in particular and Zunheboto District in general.

Akuluto received its administrative status of SDO(C) in 1974 while V.K was accorded status of EAC HQ in 1980.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister stated that the day was a 'red letter day' for the people of Akuluto and VK area. He believed that the region had potentiality of becoming an educational hub in the near future due to the presence of Nagaland University Campus at Lumami and its close proximity with Atoizu Polytechnic and educational institutions in Mokokchung.

While terming the upcoming National Highways, NH-2 and NH-702(A), passing through Akuluto and connecting Mokokchung and Wokha as a 'great achievement,' the CM called for public support, unity and solidarity in order to march forward with progress and development.

Highlighting major National Highways touching Zungheboto District, Zeliang said that work for Kohima-Wokha-VK-Mokokchung-Tuli-Amguri road measuring 240 kms named as NH-2 has started while sanction has been accorded for Mokokchung-Akuluto-Zunheboto-Phek-Meluri road measuring 226 kms and named NH-702 A.

128 kms for Chakabama-Zunheboto road has already been sanctioned at an approximate cost of Rs 1600 crores and survey work has already started and similarly, we have Pfutsero-Phek (66 kms - 825 crores), Merangkong-Tamlu-Mon (100 kms - 1250 crores) and Changtonya-Longleng (35 kms - 437.5 crores) which have been sanctioned, he announced.

Also making references of other new roads under Akuluto and VK jurisdiction like Doyang-Izheto road under VK range and Sema Setsü-Dzulhami road under Akuluto jurisdiction, the CM said that building more sustainable roads would be a priority.

During the last 54 years since its Statehood, Nagaland received sanction of only Rs 28,000 crores from GoI but during the last 4 years alone under the Chief Ministership of TR Zeliang, Nagaland has been accorded sanction of over Rs 30,000 crores, he said.

On this line, Zeliang stated that the features of road connectivity in the State would completely change in the next 2-3 years and that the priority of the Government was on good roads, healthcare and electricity.

"Achievement of the Government during the last 4 years was more than the achievements during the last 54 years," he claimed.

The CM also lauded the efforts of Hokishe Sema, former Chief Minister and Governor of Himachal Pradesh who hailed from Sutemi village and former Deputy Chief Minister I.K Sema who hailed from Lumami village and were instrumental in shaping the present day Akuluto Constituency.

Others who spoke on the occasion included G. Kaito Aye, Minister for Road and Bridges; Khekaho Assumi, Parliamentary Secretary for YRS and MTF; Yehokhu Chophy, President of Akuluto area GB's Association; Hotovi Chishi, Chairman of Akuluto Town GB's Council and Vihoshe Murru, Vice President of Sumi Hoho.

 (Page News Service) 

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