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July 4 rockslide: CYO condemns NHIDCL for not taking preventive measures

Nagaland News

Dimapur, July 6: In the wake of the July 4 incident on NH-29, where two persons were killed and 3 injured, the Chakbroma Youth Organization (CYO) today stated that it has observed during the development of the 4-lane highway that in particular area where steep cliffs with loose rocks and soil proved to be dangerous.
It said the CYO had written a representation to the State Government on July 27, 2021 appealing for possible means for adequate and proper earth cutting to ensure safety, where a copy was also served to the NHIDCL.
“It is clear that NHIDCL has· not taken any preventive measures to mitigate such incidents. Less earth cutting in the form of steep excavation was done instead of slope or step cutting, which was deemed necessary for safety purpose,” the CYO stated in a press release.
The CYO condemned the NIDDCL for not taking proper and preventive measures while carrying out the work in that area and said that it is committed to pursue the matter to any extent so as to ensure the safety of the people and bring the NHIDCL to justice for its incomprehension and ignorance in ensuring the safety of the travellers.
The CYO said it is also anxious with regard to the gas pipeline which is being initiated in its area along the National Highway-29 stretch without any consultation of the stakeholders and the landowners.
“NHIDCL, whose sole purpose is for the construction of the highway, has not only failed to ensure the safety of the people in its work but is also further endangering the lives of the people by introducing the gas pipeline along the highway stretch bound for Manipurm,” it said adding the CYO will not tolerate the audacity of the Corporation in compromising the safety of the people and ensures that no gas pipeline will go along the Highway in Chakhroma jurisdiction.
Any individual or company carrying out such work without prior consultation in Chakhroma jurisdiction will be doing so at its own loss and risk, it added.
(Page News Service)