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Zubza-Phesama road approved: Kaito
Published on 11 Feb. 2010 12:27 AM IST
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Government of India has already approved the Zubza-Phesama Road Project, which will be a Kohima bypass, said Nagaland minister for roads and bridges G. Kaito Aye on Wednesday. Kaito said the process of land acquisition for this project has also started. The minister told NEPS that the Zubza-Phesama Road would not only give socio-economic development boost to the villagers but was also vital in view of the heavy traffic congestion in the State capital. Kaito said once the Zubza-Phesama road was constructed, there would be huge ease to traffic congestion in Kohima. Disclosing that many new road projects, some of them being converted to National Highways, were in the pipeline, Kaito said they had submitted a number of proposals on the urgent necessity of new road constructions in the state to the Central Minister during the recently held All India PWD Ministers’ Conference at Delhi. He said they had requested the Central Minister for conversion of Nagaland’s two State Highways to National Highways, which are Tuensang-Tizit connecting Samalguri in Assam side and the other Mokokchung-Marani. “Although the Minister (Center) was of the view that no new road projects would be taken up, I stressed on the urgent necessity to have some new road projects in Tuensang, Mon and Longleng,” Kaito said adding, “Finally the Minister has taken note of our request.” With regard to the much waited four-laning construction of NH 39, Kohima-Dimapur Road, the Minister disclosed that he had thoroughly explained to the Government of India and urged for expediting the construction. “They had shared that there was difficulty to have four-laning construction. But we told them that wherever possible for four lanning, we will go ahead for it and wherever not possible, we will leave it there for re-examination in the future,” he added. “So we explained our position very clear.” It may be mentioned that the ministry of shipping, road transport and highways (MOSRT & H) has drawn an ambitious program to improve the road connectivity of the North Eastern Region and connect the region with the rest of the country by high speed, high capacity highway and also improve the intra-region road connectivity. Under this program, SARDP-NE has been taken up to improve connectivity to State capitals, district headquarters and improving other important roads. Kaito disclosed that his department had been entrusted to construct connectivity particularly for district headquarter towns under SARDP-NE. They are Pfutsero-Zhamai, Phek-Pfutsero, Athibung-Khelma, Longlen-Changtongya, Tamlu-Merangkong, Peren-Kohima, Zunheboto-Chakabama and Mon-Tamlu. These roads would be for four-laning construction, he said.

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