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Rio inspects bypass tunnel construction

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Ongoing tunnel construction of the Kohima-bypass road at Mereima

Dimapur, May 13: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio visited and inspected the tunnel construction of Kohima-bypass road at Meriema in Kohima on May 13.

The Chief Minister was briefed by the Executive Director of Regional Office, NHIDCL, Kohima, MS Doel and General Manager of PMU, Jakhama, NHIDCL, SP Singh. The officials appraised the gathering of the progress of the works, the technical details and shared the various challenges and problems.
Rio also had an interaction with the villagers of Meriema and sought their cooperation and support for successful and timely completion of the project. The villagers assured of their help and support in every possible way.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by a host of Government officials,
The tunnel, located near the High Court Junction, Meriema, will be 500 metres in length, 11 metres wide, and 5.5 metres high (vertical clearance).
The tunnel is part of the 2-lane Kohima-bypass road connecting NH-39 (New NH-02), NH-150 (New NH-02), NH-61 (New NH-29) and NH-39 (New NH-02) from Design Km 10.500 to Design Km 21.00 (Design Length- 10.500 Km) under the SARDP-NE on EPC Mode (Package II). (Page News Service)