Rains affect Sanuorü bridge works; road closed

Rains affect Sanuorü bridge works; road closed
Consturction work at Sanuorü bridge area, Friday. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, JUL 12 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/12/2019 11:41:22 AM IST

Incessant rains in the State Capital for the past few days have adversely impacted the ongoing construction of Sanuorü bridge on the main road leading to Nagaland Civil Secretariat and State Assembly, compelling the authority concerned to suddenly close the road on Friday afternoon.

The major portion of the road bore cracks as land was pulled from the pillar base, making the road very dangerous for commuters.

Interacting with Nagaland Post, PWD (R&B) south division executive engineer Er Vizotuo Seletsu, who was supervising the construction, said the condition of the road, with cracks on almost the entire stretch, forced the department to close it since it was not safe for public. He said the improvement of the road would depend on wheather condition.  

Meanwhile, Traffic OC, Mhathung Patton informed Nagaland Post that the Kohima district administration had decided to observe the road for a few days more as it was currently not feasible to use it. 

Traffic Advisory: Kohima Police has restricted entry of vehicles from High school to Secretariat via Sanuorü bridge with effect from July 13, 2019. 

All vehicles going down towards Secretariat and coming up to town have been asked to take diversion from Tinpatti-Don Bosco Jn. - Billy Graham road and vice versa till further order, RPO Kohima police stated.

When contacted, Kohima Village Youth Organisation (KVYO) president Dzüvinguzo told Nagaland Post that in view of the current situation, he had called for an emergency executive council meeting on Saturday.

KVYO had in June this year inspected the ongoing construction work and expressed dissatisfaction over the snail’s pace at which the work was progressing. The organisation pointed out that though the work order was issued on July 14, 2016 and the work was supposed to be completed within 18 months, this had not materialised.

On the other hand, the current situation of the road will worsen with massive landslides, if the rains continue.


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