Traffic along NH-29, Kohima-Dimapur road, resumes

Nagaland Governor, had expressed his concerns over the “untold hardships to the public due to continuing traffic restrictions on the highway.”

Traffic along the National Highway-29, also known as Kohima-Dimapur road, resumed from Friday from 6 am to 10 am and from 2 pm to 5 pm. This routine will continue everyday till further notice.

It can be recalled here that, following heavy rockslides which occurred at New Chumoukedima along Dimapur-Kohima road (National Highway-29) on February 2, the district administration of Dimapur had restricted traffic along the highway. The location where the rockslides had occurred is a few kilometres away from Dimapur.

Also read: Nagaland Home department issues Travel advisory in view of heavy rockslides

On Thursday, February 11, a review meeting on the traffic restriction was held where Nagaland Governor, RN Ravi had expressed his concerns over the “untold hardships to the public due to continuing traffic restrictions on the highway.” 

According to a press release from the PRO to the Governor, RN Ravi expressed his displeasure to the contractors for “reckless rock blasting which is the cause of the heavy rock slide”.

Meanwhile, the decision to re-open the highway partially was taken during Thursday’s review meeting.

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