NH 2 opens to heavy vehicles on trial basis

IMPHAL, August 5: The National Highway 2 (Imphal-Dimapur Road) which had remained closed ever since a landslide had sunken a 110meter long stretch at Phesama in Nagaland on July 12 re-opened today following completion of reconstruction work.

City buses of Nagaland State Transport and empty trucks were allowed to pass the road today.

The placing of premix over the WBM will be started in a day or two after heavy vehicles are made to ply on the road on trail basis, informed a source.    

It may be mentioned here that works for the reconstruction of the road following the massive landslide was carried out by 15 BRTF under Project Sewak, Dimapur with the help of the Nagaland government.

15 BRTF Commander Colonel Tejpal Singh and his staff carried out the road construction works under the aegis of Project Sewak, Dimapur Chief Engineer Brigadier Arun Joshi.

A new 12 metre wide road has been constructed by carving the hill on the Heritage Complex side at Kohima in place of the old road which was sunk due to the landslide.

Big stones have been laid on the gorge side of the road and it has been cemented to prevent from further landslide.

A drainage system has also been provided on the other side to prevent water from damaging the road.

However, due to heavy rain at the construction site today the workers had to face a lot of obstacles.

It is also said that arrangements have also been made for loaded trucks to pass the road.

Meanwhile, the All Manipur Petroleum Tankers & Drivers Union president Y Bhupenchandra Ghosh has informed that empty oil tankers which had left Imphal for Assam along with CRPF escorts have been granted permission to pass the newly constructed road.        

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