CMO clarify on cost of CM’s residence

DIMAPUR, MARCH 29 (MExN): The Chief Ministers Office (CMO) today issued a clarification over the content of a news article appearing in The Morung Express. The news article was based on the responses to a weekly poll conducted by this newspaper on whether the Nagaland government is serious about austerity measures. The clarification relates to a quote from a participant in the poll, who stated that the cost of construction of the CM’s residential complex has crossed Rs 400 crore. The Media Cell, CMO office clarified that till date, an amount of Rs 56.83 crore has been sanctioned and 90% of the works completed. It also informed that for the second and finishing phase, an amount of Rs 31.09 crore is being processed for government approval, and once the amount is sanctioned, the entire Complex is expected to be completed this year.