With an aim to ease traffic congestion and enable smooth movement of traffic in the Kohima town, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Kohima, Rajesh Soundararajan, on Wednesday issued certain traffic restrictions that have come into force with immediate effect.
As per the new traffic regulations, the NHAK-Tinpatti bypass road has been made one-way with NHAK as entry point and Census/Tinpatti as exit point.
The Deputy Commissioner also stated that only light vehicles would be allowed in that stretch, adding movement of heavy vehicles has been strictly prohibited.
No entry or exit of vehicles would be permitted through Naga Bazaar and Razhu point junction.
Further, no entry of vehicle towards NHAK would be allowed at Tinpatti-Census junction.
In this regard, all the commuters have been requested to take note of the new traffic regulations and comply with it accordingly.
Meanwhile, a team of government officials led by the Deputy Commissioner, who is also the chairman of Kohima District Disaster Management Authority (KDDMA), inspected the site near Soul Harvest Church on Wednesday afternoon to take stock of the situation where construction of a retaining wall is going on.
The Deputy Commissioner also said that the Public Works Department (PWD), Roads and Bridges, (R&B) was doing its best to restore the road at the earliest for the convenience of the commuters.
In this regard, he requested the commuters to take note of the same and use other alternative roads.
PWD executive engineer, Hokato Sema, said the stretch of road affected was around 100 feet in length and 35 feet in height and could take a month to complete.
The executive engineer, however, said that the retaining wall and other works would be completed at the earliest keeping in mind the difficulties faced the by commuters.