Dimapur Deputy Commissioner (DC) Maongwati Aier as per the directives from CMO has issued an order for immediate action regarding damages caused by collection of stones/boulders from roadside quarries and “unregulated” washing of vehicles alongside the road in NH-39 between Dimapur to Kohima. Prohibiting the practices of collecting stones/boulders and washing of vehicles in NH-39, the DC in an order said violators would invite penalty of Rs. 10,000 with cancellation of hotels/shops permits.
With regard to this, the DC has directed hotels/shops owner in Piphema NH-39 and such villages to immediately refrain from unauthorised washing of vehicles in the roadside and collection of stones/quarries along the road.
According to a DIPR bulletin, the DC has also requested CO 15 RCC BRTF Zubza to repair all damaged portion of roads in NH-39 between Dimapur to Kohima including culverts, drains, about 570 metres stretch of the road near the village boundary of Pherima-Tsiepama, which is about 15 kms from Medziphema (Ghaspani) NH-39. It has also directed to clear all landslides and piled up road side earth on “top priority.” The order has further requested CO BRO to provide required quantity of gelatine explosives to tourism department for use in blasting of rocky portion of proposed helipad construction at Dzukou valley.
The order has come after physical inspection of roads from Dimapur to Kohima by state chief minister.