Updated 5 Apr 2022, 4:12 pm
With protests led by the NH-102 B Affected Chiefs’ Association (Churachandpur-Singngat), the construction work of more than 140-km-long National Highway 102B or Guite Road between Singngat to Churachandpur was reportedly halted yet again since April 3 over issues arising out of the alleged non- payment of compensation.
As per sources, the leaders of the chiefs’ association and the ‘Frontal Organisation of the Zomis’ had met the DC of Churachandpur a few months ago, and they were promised that their compensation will be paid by March 2022. As they were reportedly not fully compensated, the Association halted the work .The widening of road was undertaken by National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited under (NHAI).
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On the other hand, a different source said that of the approximate 142 Km road between Tuivai River and Churachandpur town, the work was halted only in the 32 km stretch between Churachandpur to Singngat. This was not the first time the work was halted since it commenced in September 2020 with a deadline of two years set for completion.
Sources beyond Singngat said that work was in full progress in their area stretching more than 110 km.
Regarding the road construction at NH 102 B, social worker CT Lian Guite alleged that the work was substandard as the quality was different in many spots. Giving an example, he said that for areas nearer the town, iron bars were used for construction of drainages on roadsides while no such efforts were witnessed in the others area.
First published:5 Apr 2022, 4:03 pm
compensationnational highwayGuite RoadNH 102 B
Churachandpur district, Manipur