Minister Aye inspects Suruhuto to Asukhomi Central Roads Fund project

Nagaland Minister for PWD (R&B), G Kaito Aye and others during the visit to Suruhuto- Asukhomi CRF project on November 29.

Nagaland Minister for PWD (R&B), G Kaito Aye and others during the visit to Suruhuto- Asukhomi CRF project on November 29.

Kohima, November 30 (MExN):  Nagaland Minister for PWD (R&B), G Kaito Aye, visited the ongoing Central Roads Fund (CRF) project "Suruhuto to Asukhomi" on November 29 along with departmental officers. The objective of the visit was to understand the situation on the ground and discuss measures for the early completion of the project, as informed by a press release from the Minister’s PS.

The Suruhuto-Asukhomi road is the shortest route connecting the assembly constituencies of Suruhuto and Aghunato, as well as the Eastern Naga areas with Zunheboto district. Blacktopping work has commenced from the Suruhuto side, it added.

During the visit, Aye directed the respective authorities undertaking the construction to mobilize and deploy more workforce and machinery for the completion of the work by December 2023, as assured to the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). He pointed out that almost all ongoing projects are at least half a decade or a decade old, cautioning that unless utilization certificates are submitted to the MoRTH, Nagaland will not receive funds for more projects, and the only option now is foreclosure of stagnant projects.

As committed earlier, the Minister will be visiting all incomplete or ongoing CSS road projects to ensure they are completed on time, and the state does not lose out on necessary funding, the release added.

The Chief Engineer, Additional CE, EE (Atoizu), and his team also visited the ongoing CRF project under which the road from Naghuto (New) to Pukhobokita (Coco Doyang Road) is being upgraded. The work, being executed by the same firm since June 2018, has received instructions for quality workmanship and work execution as per specifications for both projects, aiming for completion within this dry season, the release said.

M/s Naga Construction is executing the project since in July 2018, it added

Departmental officers in audience during the Minister’s visit were Er KevideNakhro, Chief Engineer; Er Swarai Meru, Addl. CE; Er M HotokhuAchumi, SE (Zbto Circle); Er Hekuto (EE, Zbto) and Dr.KhuitoMurumi (EE, Atoizu). 

Other technical staff of PWD (R&B), Atoizu division and representatives of Suruhuto Area Public Organisation and GB Association Suruhuto Area were also present.