Phesama road restoration work nearing completion

IMPHAL, August 3: The road repairing/restoring works at Phesama in Nagaland is nearing its completion and if the rains cease, it will be completed within this week itself.  

A 110 meter long stretch of the Imphal Dimapur National Highway sunk on July 12 due to a massive landslide at Phesama just 10 Km away from Kohima towards Mao.

The 15 Border Road Task Force (BRTF) under Project Sewak, Dimapur has been continuing to restore the road on a war footing ever since.

“Today there was no rain in most parts of Nagaland including Kohima town and if the rain stops the road reconstruction work will surely gain momentum and they might be able to complete it within this week itself,” a Manipuri businessman based at Kohima said to IFP.

The steep portion of the road near the Heritage Complex gate has been reconstructed by carving out the hill. WBM process and black topping of the road is still to be done, he further said.

Since yesterday, vehicle movement at the said portion of the road at Phesama has been blocked by the Nagaland government to speed up the road construction works. The road blockage will be in effect till August 8. However, pedestrians are allowed passage, he informed.

It may be mentioned here that state Works Minister Dr Kh Ratankumar Singh had also visited the site on July 24 last and requested the BRTF officials to work day and night to complete the work faster.

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