KOHIMA, JULY 25: The Southern Angami Youth Organisation (SAYO) organised a voluntary repair drive along the stretch of the NH-02 on Monday.
The repair drive started from Phesama Check-point till Khuzama Check-point, the distance between the two points account for 26 kms.
President SAYO, Metekhrielie Mejura said the organisation initiated the voluntary repair drive after taking into consideration the hardships faced by students and others on a daily basis.
With the onset of the monsoon rain that is worsening the already dilapidated road conditions, there have been instances of students getting late for classes on many occasions, he said.
Apart from the daily usage of the road by Manipur-bound vehicles, the particular stretch of the highway is a lifeline for several schools such as John Govt. HR. Secondary School, Loyala Hr. Secondary, Japfu College and St. Joseph College, he said.
For the repair exercise on Monday, fours dumpers and excavators were pressed into action. The expenditures of the vehicles have been borne from well-wishers within the organisation, he said.
Mejura added that while contractors must be pressured to deliver the results, the organisation is of the view that it can also contribute to the effort in times of need.
The stretch of the road in question has sustained lots of damages due to the incessant rain ultimately leading to headaches.
SDO, (Civil), Jakhama, Ruopfükuotuo was also present at the repair drive. He said the present condition of the road is a concern for all of us.
We are thankful to SAYO for taking up the issue in a constructive manner by trying to be of help, he added.
Queried on the long-term plan of the Government for the maintenance of the road, he said, “We are doing everything we can from our Revenue Officer side and Village Council. We have intimated the need of the hour to the NHIDCL but the progress is not satisfactory at the moment.
We have impressed upon the concerned groups, i.e., the NHIDCL and Fortune Group, in-charge of maintaining the road to complete the work within the stipulated time.”
(Page News Service)