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Patton inaugurates Doyang Bridge

Patton inaugurates Doyang Bridge
Y Patton along with his colleagues and others after inaugurating the Doyang bridge.
DIMAPUR, NOV 28 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/28/2019 11:05:59 AM IST

Nagaland deputy chief minister, Y Patton, inaugurated Doyang Bridge on NH-61 (NH-2) over Doyang River between Tsungiki and Mukhami village on Thursday. The bridge constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.14,47,54,685.610 crore was sanctioned by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway.

The bridge constructed by M/S T. Tachu & Co is RCC type with the span of 78.44 metre. It has an approach road of 85 meter towards Wokha side and 95 metre towards Mokokchung side including connection with the existing alignment. Construction of the bridge commenced on January 22, 2016 and completed on April 30, 2019 and Speaking at the inaugural programme, deputy chief minister said it was a red-letter day for the Nagas as the bridge was going to impact many lives positively and significantly.

He congratulated and acknowledged the people of the area for extending cooperation to the contractor as well as to the department for the completion of the bridge. Patton further appealed to the people to take the ownership of the newly constructed bridge. 

On the occasion, he disclosed that the two-lane road from Wokha to Doyang Bridge was already approved. He also said that road from Doyang to VK Area under Zunheboto district was in the pipeline for approval. In this regard, he reiterated that land owner issue should not be a factor for hindering any developmental activities. Further, deputy chief minister appealed to the people of the neighbouring villages to extend cooperation and take the responsibility for the smooth and successful completion of the approved two-lane road project. 

The deputy chief minister also expressed appreciation to the chief minister Neiphiu Rio for taking special initiative and highlighting the revised estimate to Union Minister for Road Transport and NH Nitin Gadkari without which the project would not have been completed. 

Meanwhile, Dr. Longriniken, advisor for NH, who also spoke at the programme, thanked the people of Tsungiki and Mukhami villagers for cooperation and efforts for the successful completion of the Bridge. Phukayi, adviser for F&CS, in his short speech said that Nagas were inter-dependent and stated that unity and consultations with one another were imperative for all round development. 

NPWD (NH) chief engineer, Er. K. Theunuo, presented technical report.

The deputy chief minister was also accompanied by minister for higher and technical, tribal affairs, Temjen Imna Along; adviser CAWD and NSDMA; Rovilatuo Mor, commissioner and secretary (work & housing); Libanthung Lotha, secretary (work & housing); Er. Limadontang engineer-in-chief (NPWD); Er. Limanaro, chief engineer (R&B), DC Wokha, DC Zunheboto and SP Wokha besides several government officials from different departments. 

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