DIMAPUR, JULY 19: The Phek District Maytas-Gayatri (JV) Damaged Victim Association (PDMGDVA) has appealed to the Government of Nagaland to file reply before the Kohima Bench of Gauhati High Court within 30 days or give assurance in the nature of notification that the State Government will own responsibility and release the entire amount of damaged compensation to all victims of Phek District within 6 months time.
In a memorandum to the State Chief Secretary submitted through DC, Phek, the Association said a PIL for claim of damaged compensation was filed in Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench, by Chakhesang Public Organization (CPO), on behalf of Maytas-Gayatri damaged victims of Phek District, and that the matter came up before the Court 12 times from January 2020 to May 2021. It lamented that the State Government, a main respondent of the PIL, has repeatedly failed to file reply on flimsy ground.
“And despite several court orders passed, State Government has not complied accordingly till date”, it said.
PDMGDVA stated that the State Government after taking due cognizance of the huge damaged caused to thousands of victims during reckless construction of Chakhabam-Zunheboto and Pfutsero-Phek 2-lanning roads by Maytas-Gayatri (JV) had notified respective affected district administrations to assess the damaged properties.
Accordingly, district administrations, along with allied Departments and village authorities, conducted physical verification of the affected areas and subsequently quantified the damages to the tune of Rs 55,12,66,695 for Chakhabama-Zunheboto section under Phek District and Rs 5,81,69,989 for Pfutsero-Phek section, it said.
The Association cautioned that if the State Government fails to respond positively to the demand within the stipulated time, it will resort to indefinite road blockade on Chakhabama-Zunheboto 2-lanning road, under Phek District, and Pfutsero-Phek 2-lanning road with immediate effect till justice is assured or delivered.
(Page News Service)