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On 10th anniversary, 35 km road project ‘nowhere near completion’

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, MARCH 10: Ten years have not been long enough to complete a 35 km road project worth more than Rs 12 crore in Noklak district, according to a student union.

A press release from Choklangan Students’ Union (CSU) on Wednesday called out the “snail’s pace” of progress of road construction from Nokhu to Choklangan village, a stretch of 35 km, which was sanctioned for Rs 1286.44 (in lakh) under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in 2011.
While inspecting the works, the union stated, the only machine that could be seen was an old bulldozer ‘humming in its own style’.
With Choklangan village located “in the farthest corner of Nagaland,” the road acts as the sole lifeline for the villagers, it stated.
According to the union, the project’s remaining balance is “expectedly Rs 739.86 (in lakh)”, while the work appears nowhere near completion and sluggish.
This has triggered rage among the commuters and villagers, it added.
The union asked the contractor concerned to expedite the ongoing work and ensure quality workmanship as per the Detailed Project Report.
It assured the union’s cooperation for smooth functioning of the work. (Page News Service)