Nagaland is set to get four more national highways. The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to include four more roads in the State as national highways,
Nagaland has enforced new Coal Policy and Coal Mining Rules. Toward this, the Department of Geology and Mining has issued 17 coal mining leases and 9 small pocket deposit licences to individuals and coal companies. So far, 17 mineral check gates at various exits, two weigh bridges and a rest house have been constructed, according to the annual administrative report of the department tabled in the state assembly.
Nagaland capital Kohima city's parts are going to be connected by cable cars by ferrying people from one place to the other in the city. The project will be implemented in association with a local partner under the guidance of architect Alfredo Brillembourg, who chairs architecture and urban design at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich.
As President Pranab Mukharjee is scheduled to visit the Nagaland's capital Kohima, authorities concerned are gearing up to give a facelift to the roads. The city's roads were in a sorry state. With the President geared to visit and take some of the disabling routes that connect Kohima city, and the city to other districts, work to touch some of them up has been promised to begin.
Nagaland's Public Works Department Dimapur Division has provided a temporary bridge between Darogajan and Purana Bazar in Dimapur area. The officials concerned said the concrete bridge there was collapsed on last September 10 following heavy floods.
Nagaland Commissioner and Secretary Home and Works & Housing Temjen Toy, on August 1 admitted that the works and housing (Roads & Bridges) department has not been able to maintain roads due to financial and other factors but at the same time, reminded public of their role in extending cooperation for the greater interest of all.
In Nagaland, the Phesama and Kisama stretch of National Highway (NH)-29 would be completely cut off for a week starting August 2 as Border Road Organisation (BRO) has decided to give its serious effort to completely restore the stretch. The same stretch of the road near Kisama, Naga Heritage village cut off due to a massive landslide on July 12 but it was open for some time for small vehicles.
The Mokokchung district administration in Nagaland has approved an alternative road from Mokokchung to Dimapur which would pass through Mangmetong village in Mokokchung district, Sanis in Wokha district and to Dimapur. The project was approved in the monthly meeting of Mokokchung District Planning and Development Board held on June 7.