Gadkari assures to expedite construction of 4-lane Dimapur-Kohima road

Gadkari assures to expedite construction  of 4-lane Dimapur-Kohima road

Dimapur, October 9: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari today assured to accelerate the construction of Dimapur-Kohima four-lane highway. His assurance came after Nagaland Lok Sabha MP, Tokheho Yepthomi along with the General Manager of National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) met the Union Minister in New Delhi today.
Tokheho apprised the Union Minister about the slow progress in the construction of the 4-lane highway.
Informing about his meeting with Gadkari, Yepthomi on his Twitter handle on Wednesday said, “Met @nitin_gadkari regarding the slow progress of 4 lane road between Dimapur-Kohima. Hon’ble Minister has assured to accelerate construction of this crucial road.”
Yepthomi also submitted a letter to Gadkari seeking the latter’s intervention regarding the slow progress of the road construction work.
Apprising Gadkari of the construction of the four-lane road (NH-39) from Dimapur to Kohima in Nagaland, Yepthomi wrote in the letter, “this is the most vital road in the state for which you had laid the foundation stone in 2015.”
“You are aware that the work has been under taken by National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) with a construction period of 3 (three) years. The work is well over the stipulated time and is nowhere near completion,” the MP wrote in the letter.
The MP alleged, “Portions of road that are completed have already developed potholes, which only shows very poor workmanship undertaken by sub-contractors”.
Yepthomi stated the people of Nagaland have been “facing immeasurable problems due to the delay and poor workmanship of this vital road” to the state capital of Nagaland from the state’s commercial capital, Dimapur, adding, “It has become routine for people traveling on this road to take diversions to alternate routes, which extends the travel time by more than three hours.”
The Nagaland MP also said “traffic jams on this route” have become a routine exercise for travelers who are frequently stuck for hours at a stretch and overnight at times.
Yepthomi stated that he had also raised this issue on the floor of the House, but to no avail.
The MP urged the Gadkari to “personally intervene in this matter and look into the unnecessary hardships” the people of the state are made to face on a daily basis. (Page News Service)