Nagaland CM inaugurates first ever four-lane RCC arch bridge on Sanuoru river
Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio on November 29 inaugurated and dedicated the first-ever four-lane RCC arch bridge, built on Sanuoru river along the Secretariat Road, to the people of the state.
“Happy to inaugurate Sanuorü Bridge, the first 4-lane RCC arch bridge in the state, dedicated to the people of Nagaland, on one of the most imp. roads leading to the Nagaland Civil Secretariat (sic),” Rio tweeted.
Speaking at the occasion, Rio said that the Sanuoru bridge is one of the most important bridges in Nagaland as it connects the main Kohima town to the “nerve centre of the capital”.
In view of the influx of tourists to the state due to the Hornbill Festival, Christmas and the New Year, Rio said that the bridge was inaugurated at the right as the state is gearing up to receiving tourists and guests from across the globe.
He lauded the officials, contractors, landowners, and everyone involved in the construction of the bridge and for executing the work successfully on time with sincerity and commitment.
Principal secretary, works and housing, Menukhol John, in his introductory remarks, said the project was sanctioned by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in December, 2015.
The work was allotted to M/s Vilelie Khamo- KC (Joint Venture) in July 2016 at a total cost of Rs 35.81 crore. So far, Rs 12.35 crore has been released, which is only 30% of the total cost and the remaining Rs 23.46 crore is yet to be released, he added.
Stressing on cleanliness and urging the people to shoulder the responsibility of keeping the state clean, the chief minister said, “One should not solely depend on the government to keep our towns and cities clean as it is not possible for the government alone to do it.”
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