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Foothill Road: NFHRCC threatens indefinite stir

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, AUGUST 19: Nagaland Foothill Road Coordination Committee (NFHRCC) has threatened to go on an “indefinite agitation” if the State Government fails to respond positively to its demand to make the foothill road “pliable while waiting for the proposed mega project.”

The NFHRCC had on August 7 last served a 30-day deadline on the State Government to make the foot hill road pliable.
A press release issued by NFHRCC informed that a consultative meeting with Dimapur-based tribal hohos, students’ bodies and CNSA held on August 16 unanimously resolved to affirm the NFHRCC deadline issued on August 7, and decided that the committee and tribal hohos/students’ bodies shall go for indefinite agitation as a course of action.
Meanwhile, the NFHRCC said that the statement made by Rising People’s Party in respect to the Foothills Road, no official communication nor discussion as such has been made. However, the Committee appreciated the concerns of the RPP regarding the Foothills Road, which is yet to be completed for the last more than 8 years.
During the meeting held on August 7 last, the Committee debated for the Foothills Road project progress since 2013 till date and examined the pulse of the public.
The NFHRCC highlighted that initially the funding was under SPA and the project was launched on December 21, 2013 at Longtho, Mokokchung. On December 27, 2013, it was launched at Merapani sector in Wokha district and the Doyang bridge construction at Governor’s camp Liphanyan started in 2014.
According to NFHRCC, almost 90% of the earth cutting/dressing was completed in 2013-14, except in some portions. It said the SPA was discontinued with the enforcing of NITI AYOG as a result of which the ongoing project had been slowed down.
It said despite of many hassles, the Doyang Bridge construction has resumed in 2018 after almost 2 years gaps and as of now the progress is commendable and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
With regards to the Mega project of the Trans Nagaland Expressway as per the Governments source, the file is in the PMO for final declaration.

On March 16, 2021,the NDPP High Power Committee (HPC) led by its Working President, Alemtemshi Jamir along with the Department Officials visited the ongoing Doyang Bridge construction site and formally submitted the progress report to the Competent authority and assured their full co-operation to accomplished the Project.
(Page News Service)