Dimapur, April 15: Deputy Commissioner of Wokha, Orenthung Lotha has stated that some individuals and groups are wilfully obstructing construction works of National Highway at Km 71.00 to Km 101.00 within the demarcated Right of Way (RoW) for which compensation has already been paid, and such acts are deemed to be illegal and are being viewed seriously.
Further, it has also been reported that some village council members and government employees are also actively involving themselves in such illegal acts causing hindrances to the development works of the government and such perpetrators if found guilty will be dealt as per the relevant provisions of the Nagaland Government Conduct Rules 1968 and Nagaland Village Tribal Council Act 1978, he warned.
The DC added that the construction of National Highway is a time-bound exercise which must be undertaken and completed within the time frame and such projects should not be delayed unnecessarily.
Now therefore, if such reports of illegal obstruction within the RoW where compensation has already been paid are ascertained, appropriate actions will be initiated and those found guilty will be dealt with as per relevant provisions of the law, the DC cautioned. (Page News Service)