Dimapur, October 22: The Nagaland Foothills Road Co-ordination Committee (NFHRCC) has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare the Trans Nagaland Highway (Foothills Road) as National Highway at the earliest.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, the NFHRCC said it had initiated the historic foothills road project duly endorsed by apex tribal hohos in the year 2013 coinciding with the celebration of 50 years of statehood to accelerate economic development and to eschew unemployment problem in the State.
The committee said the extraordinary character of the project was that there was no land compensations to the land owners and no taxation by any Naga political groups or by any local authorities.
Informing that Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio is diligently pursuing the project as a result of which the project is already approved by the ministry and reached the PM table to be declared as National Highway, the NFHRCC appealed to the Prime Minister to declare the same as NH as the earliest.
(Page News Service)