Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has appealed to BRTF to restore the damaged NH-39 near Kohima dumping site, which is the main life-line of state capital and to maintain quality workmanship.
NSF President Mutsikhoyo Yhobu in a press release stated that NSF has been optimistically waiting for the early restoration of the damaged portion along NH 39. However, he regretted that despite the lapse of three months, the BRTF has not been able to restore it till date, portraying a glaring example of the poor workmanship and negligence of the BRTF.
As a result of delay in restoration works, goods laden trucks are unable to ply freely through the National Highway while also affecting other public transport system, stated NSF president.
He further lamented that due to damage of NH-39, the prices of essential commodities have sky-rocketed while commuters have to pay extra fare, besides causing immense hardship to the Nagas.
While expressing displeasure at the delay in restoration works, Mutsikhoyo added repair of NH 39 was not the only isolated case as there were several bridges and roads manned by the BRTF in deplorable condition and incomparable with other parts of the country.
NSF stated it would be compelled to move against the BRTF and seek the involvement of the highest authority if there is any further delay in restoration of the damaged portion in NH 39.