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NCSU calls off NH-29 bandh

By The Assam Tribune
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KOHIMA, Dec 15 - The Nagaland Contractors� and Suppliers� Union (NCSU) has called off their proposed 12-hour National Highway-29 (Dimapur-Kohima road) bandh.

The 12-hour bandh, supposed to be in force from 6 am today, was called off in view of appeals from Governor PB Acharya, Chief Minister TR Zeliang and various tribal organisations and civil societies led by Naga Hoho down to students� organisation.

The NCSU agreed to the proposal to defer the bandh in view of the ensuing festive season, NCSU president Pele Khezhie and general secretary John Kath said.

�The NCSU is overwhelmed with the support extended to us by various Naga civil societies, led by Naga Hoho, Naga Mothers� Association, Nagaland Tribes Council down to students organisations, as well as Governor PB Acharya, Chief Minister TR Zeliang, Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio and Minister for National Highways Nuklutoshi and various political parties,� they said.

Therefore, accepting the appeal, the NCSU informed that the proposed NH-29 bandh has been kept in abeyance till further notice.

On their demand, the NCSU said at least one of the three-phase works for four laning of the Dimapur-Kohima road should be divided into smaller projects so that the local contractors will also be able to bid for the tender.

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NCSU calls off NH-29 bandh

KOHIMA, Dec 15 - The Nagaland Contractors� and Suppliers� Union (NCSU) has called off their proposed 12-hour National Highway-29 (Dimapur-Kohima road) bandh.

The 12-hour bandh, supposed to be in force from 6 am today, was called off in view of appeals from Governor PB Acharya, Chief Minister TR Zeliang and various tribal organisations and civil societies led by Naga Hoho down to students� organisation.

The NCSU agreed to the proposal to defer the bandh in view of the ensuing festive season, NCSU president Pele Khezhie and general secretary John Kath said.

�The NCSU is overwhelmed with the support extended to us by various Naga civil societies, led by Naga Hoho, Naga Mothers� Association, Nagaland Tribes Council down to students organisations, as well as Governor PB Acharya, Chief Minister TR Zeliang, Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio and Minister for National Highways Nuklutoshi and various political parties,� they said.

Therefore, accepting the appeal, the NCSU informed that the proposed NH-29 bandh has been kept in abeyance till further notice.

On their demand, the NCSU said at least one of the three-phase works for four laning of the Dimapur-Kohima road should be divided into smaller projects so that the local contractors will also be able to bid for the tender.