KVYO seeks immediate repair of roads, drainages

DIMAPUR, AUG 13 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/13/2018 12:18:28 PM IST

Taking serious note of the prevailing situation in Kohima in the aftermath of the multiple landlisdes/mudslides, where roads, bridges and properties have been damaged, affecting the citizens, Kohima Village Youth Organization (KVYO) on Monday sought immediate intervention of the state government.

In a representation to the chief minister, KVYO president Dzüvinguzo Mepfhüo and general secretary Vizoneilie Pienyü asked the government to repair the major lifelines in and around Kohima and also to construct the Sanuorü bridge at the earliest.

Though heavy rains take the blame for creating landslides, it asked whether man-made disaster was also responsible to a large extent?

To this, KVYO pointed out that important factors such as poor workmanship, improper planning, lack of technical expertise, lack of proper supervision by engineers and corruption at the departmental, government and political level must also take into blame. 

It opined that “unless the ministers, contractors, BRO/GREF/PWD/Roads and Bridges department take their job seriously and honestly ‘heavy rain or no rain’, Kohima-the state capital, will never see the light of day.”

KVYO said it was unacceptable to note that the state capital was at this scale of sorry state where the most important lifelines were not taken on top priority. It said “policy makers either blame lack of funds or divert the funds and ply everyday over uncountable potholes with their luxurious cars, contractors blame daylight robbery and lipstick the roads that lasts only for few months; and the BRO/GREF blames the Centre or the meagre allotted funds.”

If a state capital was in this state of negligence, KVYO wondered what would be the condition in the interior districts of the state.

Maintaining that KVYO was still ready to assist the government in whatever possible way, the youth organization said many voluntary social establishments at different locations, including KVYO, within its capacity, aided by machinery support from well wishers and the PWD department carried out temporary repairing of all blocked roads leading to the state’s secretariat besides aiding the traffic personals. 

KVYO said it had also cleared all its existing in-routes and circular roads under its jurisdiction for all commuters, thereby lightening the miseries of the denizens to an extent.

KVYO said it was compelled to voice out its resentment for the benefit of all the denizens of the district and beyond, after having observed the facts and the working system of the various responsible departments and supplementary bodies. 

While appreciating the government for running from pillar to post to avail financial assistance from the Centre, KVYO was hopeful that it (funds) truly serves the purpose for which it was granted- the public and affected roads. 

Meanwhile, KVYO has urged the government to make a concerted effort of all the departments to pool the resources together to mitigate, prevent and contain such manmade disaster in future to save Kohima city.


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