Friday, December 9, 2022

PWD (R&B) officials, NFHRCC inspect Foothills Road

\A team comprising representatives of Nagaland Foot Hills Road Construction Committee (NFHRCC), PWD (R&B) additional chief engineer, superintending engineer, executive engineers and contractors undertook a joint inspection of the ongoing Foothills road construction simultaneously at Dimapur, Longleng, Tuli, Mangkolemba and Naginimora PWD (R&B) divisions on October 20.
In a press note, NFHRCC convener Supu Jamir, general secretary W Lemba Chang, co-convener Hokiye Yepthomi and asst general secretary Chenithung Humtsoe said the committee would submit its observation of the inspection to the PWD (R&B), while urging the contractors of Tizit and Mangkolemba divisions to start the work at the earliest. It said that the PWD (R&B) chief engineer would also personally visit Baghty division in Wokha district along with its representatives soon.
A team led by additional chief engineer Hozeto Sumi further visited Doyang bridge construction site at Governor’s Camp, Liphanyan in Wokha district along with NFHRCC members and the bridge’s contractor.
NFHRCC claimed that in spite of the string of challenges over the years, the additional CE along with his technical colleagues expressed satisfaction on the progress of the Doyang bridge construction as the technical work had almost been completed, which would be recommended for inauguration for public use at the earliest.
NFHRCC said the bridge at Governor’s Camp, the third over Doyang river and the longest in Nagaland, was started in 2014 as a part of the foothills road initiatives spearheaded by civil society organisations in 2013 and under the leadership of chief minister Neiphiu Rio, while deputy CM Y Patton provided an additional funding to make the road motorable, including the Doyang bridge, in 2021.
NFHRCC said it felt that the department concerned must reiterate its earlier notification in preserving the stone gravels at least 1 km on both up and downstream of the river to safeguard the bridge from erosion and to impress upon the district administration to kindly ensure its implementation seriously.

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