Kohima: The Kohima Village Youth Organization (KVYO), resenting over the alleged timid progress of work of the Sanuorü Bridge near Secretariat in Kohima, said that from January 29 on wards, the youth body will restrict vehicular movements of Border Roads Organisation (BRO)/ Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) and government registered vehicles plying from high school junction via Sanuorü bridge to Nagaland civil secretariat, and Pezielietsie via DBS-Billy Graham road to Nagaland Civil secretariat.
Speaking to reporters near Sanuorü Bridge on Monday, KVYO president Dzüvinguzo Mepfhüo said that the restriction of these vehicular movements will continue till a solution is resolved.
Under the Central Road Fund (CRF) scheme of the MoRT&H, the Sanuorü Bridge project scheme was sanctioned on December 29, 2015. Mepfhüo said that the work order was issued on July 14, 2016 at an amount of Rs 18,95,56,930, within an 18 months’ time. However, there was no progress of the work, which created public outrage and the concerned department was compelled to issue four notifications and served reminder to the contractor on January 2017, September 2017, January 2018 and April 2018 respectively.
Following this, the Auditor General (AG) ordered the cancellation of the work, said Mepfhüo as the first work order expired. However, the PWD (R&B) department requested for an extension of 24 more, the deadline for which expired on the 14th of this month.
Resenting over the slow execution of work, Mepfhüo said that the youth body is compelled to take its course of action by restricting plying along two routes that led to the Nagaland civil secretariat.
Police/para military and any emergency service are exempted from this restrictions and that any BRO/BRTF and govt registered vehicle plying on the restricted routes will be on their own risk and that the KVYO will not be held responsible for any untoward incidents.
Mepfhüo, however, said that the restriction of these vehicular movements will not obstruct the on-going work of the project. The youth leader reminded that a representation dated August 13, 2018 was also submitted to the chief minister to facilitate the work progress.