Nagaland Min says four-laning of NH 29 to start by December

Nagaland Minister today said four-laning of Dimapur-Kohima National Highway-29 will commence by December 2016.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 17, 2016, 02:17 AM IST

Kohima: Nagaland Minister for PWD (National Highways), Mechanical and Elections, Nuklutoshi today said four-laning of Dimapur-Kohima National Highway-29 will commence by December 2016.

Compensation to all the landowners affected by the project has been cleared while order also issued for commencement of the work by the end of this year, the minister told reporters on the sidelines of a function here this evening.

Asked about the two-laning of NH-2 from KM 40 to KM 72, along Tseminyu to Wokha sector, Nuklutoshi said sanction of fund is expected to be accorded by the Centre within couple of weeks.

He said the detailed project report (DPR) has already been submitted to the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the same has been approved.

However, he said, the money to the tune of a little over Rs 400 crore is yet to be sanctioned due to technical problems.

He also said the Regional Officer of the Union Ministry from Guwahati recently made the physical inspection and further progress is expected within the next couple of weeks.