Dimapur, July 22: The Mokokchung Town Lanur Telongjem (MTLT) has expressed concern over the deplorable road condition along the National Highway – 2 (Amguri – Mokokchung road) which is causing much hardships to the general public of the district.
It said this stretch of road is the lifeline for the whole Langpangkong range under Mokokchung district which covers more than thirty villages and four townships.
In a press release, MTLT Grievance Cell Convenor, Aolong Imchen and MTLT president, Imkummemeren Jamir stated that even since the two-lane road widening project started, the work has been carried out in a snail-paced manner rendering the road totally unfit for travel during the monsoon season. The public are facing untold hardships because of the sludge due to the ongoing works and exacerbated by the monsoon rains, it added.
It further said the sufferings of the villagers have been worsened during this pandemic as the villagers cannot travel to Assam for trading or medical care.
The MTLT said the villagers under Langpangkong range and also the citizens of Longleng district are going through a tough period especially at a time when the whole society is suffering greatly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The MTLT asserted that good roads are a necessity for the people anywhere and the concern authorities should ensure good motorable roads be provided to the people.
The MTLT also appreciated the Langpangkong Tsukong Mungdang Road Coordination Committee (LTM RCC) for taking ownership of the highway and closely monitoring the progress of the development works.
It assured the Langpangkong Tsukong Mungdang (LTM) of moral support towards their just demand for a well-developed and all weather National Highway 2 at the earliest. (Page News Service)