State

ZSUN meets officials; discusses roads, PMGSY

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/21/2018 11:57:42 PM IST
Zeme Students’ Union Nagaland (ZSUN) met the Engineer in Chief (EiC), Limatongdang Jamir, in his office at the Nagaland State PWD office and discussed the deteriorating condition of the roads under Nsong Kebai Areas which is the only lifeline of the people connecting different villages and the nearest towns in the district.
ZSUN vice president Amua Francis Pame, in a press release said that during the meeting the vice president and general secretary Deichungbe explained the stand of the union. They told the EiC that not even 50% of the works had been carried out to physical realisation. The union also brought up the negligence of contractors and construction agencies within its jurisdiction and sought necessary intervention from the government and department to compel the contractors to resume work at the earliest.
The union warned that failing this, the union would initiate its own course of action as per the law and it shall not be held responsible for any untoward incidents.
The EiC told the union that that a meeting was conducted on June 25 with all the contractors to discuss why construction works has been halted for many years. In reaction to the negligence of the contractors and construction agencies, the EiC said that an agreement was signed with all the contractors to complete the pending work latest by December 31. Failing to comply with or fulfil the agreement, the department will initiate penalties and necessary action.
The press release also reported that in order to fulfil the aspiration of the people and bring clear outcome of the pending construction works of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) the union discussed the matter with, superintendent engineer for PMGSY, Hozheto Shikhu. They apprised him of the problems faced by the people of the area for decades and urged the department to immediately intervene for resumption of the work. The superintendent engineer also highlighted the ground reality of the area and appealed to the general public to cooperate with the implementing agencies when the works resume.

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