KG Kenye seeks Gadkari’s attention to Dmu-Kma road

DIMAPUR, JUL 24 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/24/2018 11:52:44 PM IST
Rajya Sabha member KG Kenye has sought the attention of Union road transport & highways minister Nitin Gadkari to the pathetic condition of the Dimapur-Kohima road, which is being converted into a four-lane highway. 
In an open letter to Gadkari on Tuesday, the State’s lone Rajya Sabha member urged the Central minister to instruct the departments concerned and the contractors to adopt necessary construction site procedures and precautions so that commuters were not put at risk of accidents. He hoped that necessary action would be taken on priority basis for public safety.
Pointing to lack of safety measures on the highway, Kenye said it was being upgraded by National Highway & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), which had awarded the work to various private contractors and that the work was presently on in full swing. He added that earth and rock-cutting works for widening of the road were also underway. 
However, with the onset of monsoon, the MP said the road had been rendered muddy and slippery, and added that many like, him who travel regularly and appreciated the ongoing works, were disappointed with lack of safety norms being adopted. 
According to Kenye, proper procedures of the Union road transport & highways ministry were not being followed. He alleged that many sections of the road had been dug with no warning indicators, while some portions did not even have traffic diversion barricades for proper visibility during rains or at night. All this had posed a severe risk for commuters as drivers are forced to drive in hazardous condition, he added.

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