Incessant rains over the last few days are giving commuters a harrowing time in Nagaland.
Travelling by National Highway 29 has become a motorist’s nightmare.
Even the roads in Kohima are hit by flash floods leading to traffic snarls for hours on end.
Though it normally takes two or two-and-a-half hours between Dimapur and Kohima by road, currently it is taking anywhere between four to five hours, largely due to errant drivers creating traffic snarls, especially in narrow sections.
Ever since work began for converting it into a four-lane road, the condition of the existing road has worsened due to earth cutting, while in some parts it has been deluged by mudslides and landslides.
Construction of the four lane from Dimapur to Kohima covering a length of 42.48 km was approved at a cumulative cost of Rs 1,199.11 crore.
With incessant rains lashing the state capital in the past few days, pedestrians are having a harrowing time having to walk over slippery and muddy roads, such as one near PHQ junction and Mohonkhola area.
Their woes get further when mud is splashed on them by a fast moving car.
Kohima town’s sewerage system is also poorly planned and not constructed to suit the need to cater to a growing population and so it is now unable to take the load of the ever increasing growth of population any longer.