Saturday, August 13, 2022

Nagaland Governor flags off Jotsoma-Khonoma BRO road


Nagaland governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi on Saturday flagged off the rehabilitation work for Jotsoma-Khonoma BRO road at Khonoma village, covering approximately 20 kms.
Speaking at the flagging off ceremony at Khonoma village council hall, Prof. Mukhi informed that the road will be constructed under the direct supervision of Raj Bhavan and would be the best quality road- national highway standard, in the whole of the state.
He said the Jotsoma-Khonoma road was expected to establish new bench-marks of functional efficiency and operational purpose for the villages and neighbouring districts. He pointed out that the particular stretch of road should be the best in the state and a role model for all other roads in terms of quality and completion time.
He directed that the rehabilitation works should be completed by strictly adhering to the specification mentioned in the project and appealed to the Border Roads Organisation, BRTF and the contractor for early completion in a period time of five months.
Recalling that Khonoma was the first village he had visited after taking charge as Nagaland governor, Mukhi, however, lamented that in spite of all the credits given to the green village with rich history, he was surprised to see the road condition. He then assured village to construct the road.
Mukhi stressed that building of roads forms the foundation of the development of all other sectors of governance. He said that Jotsoma-Khonoma road will become a vital link between the farming communities of the village besides providing the much-needed market linkage between these zones.
Meanwhile, the governor also urged all citizens to hoist the national flag atop their house on August 13-15 to show their patriotism and mark the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence.
The road will be constructed at the cost of Rs. 795.01 lakh and the project awarded to M/s K Nakhro & Sons.
In his short address, DPDB Kohima chairman, Keneizhakho Nakhro, MLA, acknowledged the initiative of the governor for the project. He stated that this special package was a remarkable achievement for the people of Jotsoma and Khonoma village.
He mentioned that the long desire for a sustainable road was the dream of the community, which has been flagged off today. He was grateful that the governor has shown concern in fulfilling the aspiration and desire of the people.
Nakhro also assured that the community will commit and stand to provide the best cooperation and utmost support to the organisation and the contractors.
Officiating chief engineer Sewak, US Nagwansi presented a brief report about the project. He said that PDC of this work including the ongoing 3 Nos of minor bridges, was now preponed as March 18, 2023 to meet the target date of inauguration given by the governor.
He assured that the organisation would complete the project at the highest level of quality possible and in good time.
While delivering the welcome address, Khonoma village council chairman acknowledged the Governor for keeping his word to construct the stretch of road, as promised on November 18, 2021.
Short speeches were also delivered by Jotsoma village council chairman and Western Angami Public Organization (WAPO) president.
The flag off ceremony was chaired by additional deputy commissioner Rhosietho Nguori and vote of thanks by SDO (Civil) Sechu-Zubza Tiyayanger Jamir. Cultural item was presented by Khonoma youth.


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