Mariani-Mokokchung road.
A stretch of Mariani-Mokokchung road.

The Mokokchung to Marani Roadside Villagers Concern Forum (MMRVCF) on Saturday urged the commanding officer of 752 General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) C/O 99 APO to repair and maintain the Mariani-Mokokchung road from 0 km up to Tzurang bridge at the earliest.

The forum, in a release issued by its convenor Imchawati Kichu, warned that it will initiate its own course of action for failure to do so.

It said the road is the lifeline for the people of Mokokchung, Zunheboto and Tuensang districts and also Noklak sub-division.

The forum recalled that the officer in-charge, 103 RCC New Sonowal, Jetender Dewari, at a joint meeting with the village councils of Chungtiayimsen, Moayimti, Aokum, Japu and Chungliyimsen and its office bearers on May 13, 2018, assured for early maintenance of the road up to Tzurang bridge in the next phase of their work.

However, the organisation rued that the stretch of the road between Chungtiayimsen and Tzurang bridge has been left unattended till date.

It said the commuters are facing untold sufferings for the last one-and-a-half year due to the pathetic condition of the road.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com