While there has been criticism on the ongoing construction of footpaths in Dimapur, the works for the same are continuing in different parts of the town. Interestingly, the drains are being covered up and plastered without being cleaned up of the garbage which are inside. This will definitely result in dirty waters overflowing on the roads during heavy rains and if it continues, the drain covers and footpaths would have to be broken to clear the drains. The concerned department should have first engaged people to clear the drains and then constructed the footpaths. This would have saved time and money. Anyways, lets hope the footpaths served the purpose for which it is being constructed.