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Longest Bailey bridge in Nagaland opened

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DIMAPUR, March 30 - The longest Bailey bridge over Yeangmon river at Ukha Yangching in Longleng district of Nagaland saw the light of the day, finally. Measuring 137.16 m, the bridge will connect Longleng and Mon districts of Nagaland and the International Trade Centre at Pangsha in Mon district from Amguri in Assam.

Inaugurating the bridge yesterday, Nagaland Minister for PWD (R&B) Vikheho Swu appealed to the people to have ownership of the bridge and to uphold the age-old good relationship between the Phom and Konyak people.

Lamenting that 65% of the State�s fund is utilised for salaries of the Government employees while only 35% are reserved for development of welfare schemes, he urged the people to transform from welfare state to independent state through priority-based planning and quality execution of works.

Informing that inflow of special grants and packages from the Centre has stopped, Swu said in absence of priority basis planning, maintenance of the existing roads has faced big hurdles and finally resulted in deterioration of roads and bridges in the State.

Parliamentary Secretary for Sericulture, CD & Home Guards EE Pangteang, in his short speech, said inauguration of the bridge is a dream come true for the people. He asserted that roads and bridges are basic needs for all-round development, he said, adding, this is the third bridge that connects Longleng and Mon districts.

Additional Chief Engineer, PWD (R&B) Mokokchung Zone,K Rhetso presented the technical report of the bridge. He said initially the DPR was prepared for Rs 889.07 lakh (for a span of 90.50m) but was revised due to changing of the river course at the location and the estimate cost was enhanced to Rs 2261.11 lakh (for a span of 137.16m) in July 2013.

The inaugural function was attended by government officers, village council chairmen and head GBs, GBs, NGOs and general public of Mon and Longleng districts.

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Longest Bailey bridge in Nagaland opened

DIMAPUR, March 30 - The longest Bailey bridge over Yeangmon river at Ukha Yangching in Longleng district of Nagaland saw the light of the day, finally. Measuring 137.16 m, the bridge will connect Longleng and Mon districts of Nagaland and the International Trade Centre at Pangsha in Mon district from Amguri in Assam.

Inaugurating the bridge yesterday, Nagaland Minister for PWD (R&B) Vikheho Swu appealed to the people to have ownership of the bridge and to uphold the age-old good relationship between the Phom and Konyak people.

Lamenting that 65% of the State�s fund is utilised for salaries of the Government employees while only 35% are reserved for development of welfare schemes, he urged the people to transform from welfare state to independent state through priority-based planning and quality execution of works.

Informing that inflow of special grants and packages from the Centre has stopped, Swu said in absence of priority basis planning, maintenance of the existing roads has faced big hurdles and finally resulted in deterioration of roads and bridges in the State.

Parliamentary Secretary for Sericulture, CD & Home Guards EE Pangteang, in his short speech, said inauguration of the bridge is a dream come true for the people. He asserted that roads and bridges are basic needs for all-round development, he said, adding, this is the third bridge that connects Longleng and Mon districts.

Additional Chief Engineer, PWD (R&B) Mokokchung Zone,K Rhetso presented the technical report of the bridge. He said initially the DPR was prepared for Rs 889.07 lakh (for a span of 90.50m) but was revised due to changing of the river course at the location and the estimate cost was enhanced to Rs 2261.11 lakh (for a span of 137.16m) in July 2013.

The inaugural function was attended by government officers, village council chairmen and head GBs, GBs, NGOs and general public of Mon and Longleng districts.

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