Seventy per cent of the construction of Tamenglong-Mahur road along the NH-37 work has been completed and work progress is expected to be fully completed by March 2024.
National Highway Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NHIDCL) general manager Sk Rai told the Imphal Free Press that the works in Assam are yet to be started though it is in good progress in Manipur.
Three companies, including Roadride Development Private Limited (RDPL), Jandu Construction Pvt Ltd and Khrishna Construction Pvt Ltd were engaged in the contract works to construct Tamenglong-Mahur-Halflong road.
Sk Rai said that the work for some 740 metres in package No 4 at Namtiram village could not be executed as the highway is passing through the heart of village and many houses would be affected.
While calling the attention of the district administration and the state government, Roadride Development Private Limited (RDPL) project manager Atar Singh urged the district administration or the concerned authorities of the state government to clear up the pending issues so that the construction of the road can be completed at the earliest.
While Package No 4 is located at Namtiram village, the rest of the work is completed except at the habitat of Namtiram village, Atar Singh, said.
“The work is now achieving 70 per cent completion, and if 740 metres at Namtiram village stretch of road is executed, then the works progress may be completed by March 2024,” Atar Singh said.
The people of Tamenglong district will be able to commute from Tamenglong to Tousem even during summer rain or under the hot sun, he said. To complete the roadways at the earliest, the general public needs to support and give cooperation, he added.