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Uncertainty looms over early restoration of affected NH-29 along Peducha

Chizokho Vero
Kohima | July 29

Uncertainty looms over early restoration of the affected National Highway -29 along Peducha stretch under Kiruphema jurisdiction which has been completely cut off since July 26 due to a major landslide.

Confirming this to The Morung Express, Venkateshwar Rao, General Manager Gayatri Project said the Company has been trying its best to restore the road as early as possible. However, there is no certainty as to when it would be fully restored as the mudslide is still continuing due to incessant rains.

He said the Company pressed into 24 hours restoration work with all the available manpower and machineries.
“We are putting our best effort through 24 hours.
Lunch time is the only rest time for us,” Rao said.



He appreciated Kiruphema Youth Organization (KYO) for their support and physical assistance to Company’s effort towards early restoration work.

Kohima Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Soundararajan and Sechu Zubza SDO (C) Mhomo Tungoe visited the site Sunday morning to take stock of the latest position of the NH-29’s cut off stretch.

Seyiekhrielie Vimerha, PRO, Gayatri Project Limited NH-29, said that the Company has been engaging in restoration works through sleepless nights by deputing adequate manpower and machineries.

He said the Company has embarked upon a day and night shift restoration works. However, continuous mudslide deters the restoration works.

He said even pedestrian passage to this landslide area has also been affected due to continuous mudslide.
Meanwhile, KYO has called for mass social work along
by-pass road within Kiruphema jurisdiction on July 31, 9:00 am onwards.

Kohima SP in an earlier road advisory allowed only light vehicles to proceed towards Dimapur from Kohima via Sechü Zubza – Kiruphema road.

KYO president Kezevilie Hojha and KYO Action secretary Makolie Suosahie said the social work has been called to ensure safe passage of vehicles plying along Kiruphema road.

KYO said that movement of vehicles will not be restricted during the course of social work. However, it requested the commuters to bear with KYO for any probability of causing inconvenience.

~MExN

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