Lotha Hoho objects to proposed railway project

DIMAPUR, JUL 1 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/1/2019 11:02:52 AM IST

Lotha Hoho (LH) has objected to the proposed railway line from Dimapur to Tizit through Wokha district, stating that LH and frontal organisations, on behalf of the Lotha public, resolved not to allow any such parallel railway through its jurisdiction until and unless the public were convinced that such an initiative was for benefit of the people.

In a press note, LH chairman Mhondamo Ovung and general secretary S Abenthung Ngullie said the Lotha public failed to understand as to why there should be a parallel railway line from Dimapur to Tizit as the proposed line was understood to run in parallel to the existing NF Railway line with only a few kilometres apart from each other, and with a dead end at Tizit.

LH said the laying of a parallel line just about 6km apart from each other was found unjustified since there was hardly any industrial, mineral, agricultural etc products or metropolitan cities at either ends to necessitate such a railway facility. “Unfortunately there is neither of these requirements and above all reasons, the terminal point, at Tizit, is to be a dead end,” LH said, adding that it failed to understand the reason why there should be “such an unnecessary initiative; unless with an ulterior motives.”

 LH said it had also written to DC Wokha on the issue cautioning that no such parallel line would not be allowed through Lotha territory. It said any such parallel railway line through Lotha land without the consent of LH would attract stern opposition from Lotha tribe and the concerned authority would be held responsible.


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