Dhobinala-Signal Road: JAC appeals to R&B minister

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Dimapur, May 26

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) for Dhobinala-Signal Angami-Thahekhu-Rangapahar Road has drawn the attention of Minister, PWD (Roads & Bridges) on the miserable situation being faced by commuters due to completely depleted condition of the road.    

The JAC, a committee comprising of representatives of 13 villages and colonies that have been affected by the worsening condition of the road, had earlier appealed to the concerned department a number times to take up repair and maintenance works of the road. The effected colonies and villages are Sema Tilla, Metha Colony, Xuvihe, Lhomthi Village, Signal Colony, Rio Colony, Signal Angami, Naga Gaon, Thahekhu Village, Sangtam Tilla, Y. Zhimo Colony, Kevijau Village and Phom Colony and Sericulture office area.  

JAC convener K Kakheho Yepthomi and secretary Neichuvoto Kiso said the JAC has first wrote a memorandum to the then minister for PWD (R&B) on April 17 2014 followed by several appeals to take up the repair/maintenance works in the interest of the general public.

However, more than a year has elapsed and till date, there has been no positive response from the concerned department, they regretted.

Also, in a bid to improve the worsening condition of the road, the JAC with support and cooperation from the residents of the colonies and villages had initiated and conducted rounds of mass social works filling the potholes with sand gravel but whatever repair works public had done have already worn out due to severity of the road condition.

“As the of now the road condition has gone from bad to worse and already, small cars are unable to ply in some stretch of the road,” they said.

The JAC, on behalf of the entire population of the 13 effected colonies and villages, against appealed to the concerned minster and department to look in the matter as the problem being faced is genuine.

(Page News Service)