Dimapur, January 20: The Joint Action Committee (JAC) for Dhobinalla- Lhomithi-Signal Angami-Thahekhu-Rangapahar Road has cautioned that it will seriously monitor the ongoing works for “upgradation of road to 2-lane from Dhobinalla to Diphu, Assam Road length 8km via Thahekhu Rangapahar Crossing and Sangtamtilla” under ISC Scheme at the contract price of Rs 17,71,89,780 to ensure that the funds for the project is not diverted.
In a press release, JAC convenor K.K. Yepthomi said under the pressure of JAC, the Government had taken up the road construction from Dhobinalla to Thahekhu gate and has already been constructed years back.
The JAC cautioned that the fund for this particular road stretch (Dhobinalla to Thahekhu gate within Dhobinalla to Diphu Road project) should not be diverted to any other works, and warned that it will not tolerate any diversion of funds.
“That the road and drainage from Dhobinalla to Thahekhu gate is in need of repair and therefore, the allocated fund should be utilised purely for the project,” it said.
Reminding that way back in 2003, fund for road project from Thahekhu Water Point to Rangapahar-Sangtamtilla was also diverted for construction of Plaza Point Foot Overbridge, the JAC cautioned the concerned department against any diversion of funds out of the Dhobinalla to Diphu Road project. It appealed to the contractor/firm to properly construct, as per specifications, all the drainage and slabs along the entire road stretch as mentioned in the Detailed Project Report.
In the event of any diversion of fund and poor workmanship, the JAC warned that it will be compelled to initiate its own course of action as deemed fit. (Page News Service)