NFHRCC welcomes ZPO into its fold


Dimapur, September 19: The Nagaland Foothills Road Co-ordination Committee (NFHRCC) has welcomed the Zeliang Peoples’ Organization to its fraternity as they have formally joined the bandwagon of the Naga Survival Road Initiatives.
It may be recalled that the NFHRCC was formed in 2013 out of necessity to press forward to the Government for immediate construction of the Historic Road Project. Accordingly, under the
dynamic and a visionary Leader, the then Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio and his Government took keen interest on the so called Extra Ordinary Road Project in Nagaland linking Tizit in Mon district to Khilma in Peren district.
As per the initial DPR only 8 Kms stretch viz,3 kms in Naginimora sector and 5 kms in Niuland
Sectors remains to be completed for the fresh earth cutting works at an estimated cost of Rs.11.5 crores.
According to a press release issued by NFHRCC convenor, Sapu Jamir and assistant general secretary, Chenithung Humtsoe, redresses from Dimapur to Khilma sector is expected to be inclusive when the stage 2 construction works begins.
It welcomed the gesture of Neiphiu Rio who after resuming the office of Chief Minister in March 2018 undertook a bold initiative to revive the Historical road Project into a reality.
It also appreciated that the MORTH,GOI had already given a green signal to start the Phase 1 of the Stage 2 works which envisage to cover Niuland to Amguri Sectors.
In an emergency meeting held at Dimapur on September 17, the Committee, while appreciating the assurance given by the Chief Minister to expedite the completion of the remaining earth cutting works, appealed to the Government to issue work order at the earliest so as to resume the work in the onset of dry season.
The NFHRCC also expressed gratitude to Chief Minister for convening a joint meeting on September 21 along with the concerned Departmental Officials, the Contractor of the Doyang Bridge at Liphanyan and NFHRCC to formulate a better coordinating mechanism to complete the Survival Road Project on war footing.
The Committee is also scheduled to meet the Minister Roads & Bridges, Tongpang Ozukum on September 21.
(Page News Service)