R and B Minister Nienu for quality roads in Nagaland
Kohima Mar 12 : Nagaland Minister for Roads and Bridges (R and B) Kuzholuzo Nienu has challenged the Departmental official to respond to the need of better roads and quality work in the State for the speedy development of the state.
Speaking at a meeting with Parliamentary Secretary for
Mechanical and National Highways, and Housing, and officers of the NPWD at Kohima yesterday Mr. Nienu expressed regret that the
Departmental officials will creating more liabilities than assets
and wanted to see the Department improve the system and create
assets. Terming roads to be the most important sector', he regretted that the state's roads do not last long due to their
lack in following specification.
He drew the attention of engineers to be 'specific while preparing estimates'. The engineers were also told to include drainage and culverts in the estimate. The Minister has declared that he will 'never compromise' on quality of work in any project. Assuring that he will be available on spot to monitor the works, Mr Nienu stated that he is ready to sleep on the road side to supervise work to make sure of quality. The Minister said he will inspect all major projects across the state after returning from a trip to Delhi.
Mr Nienu urged upon Executive Engineers to take follow-up action, and that a series of meetings would be held. Commenting on transfer and posting, the Minister expressed that the criteria for transfer and posting should be based on performance, not 'backing'.
Parliamentary Secretary for Mechanical and National Highways
Nuklutoshi, and Parliamentary Secretary for Housing Vikho-o Yhoshu also spoke on the occasion while D. Mero, Chief Engineer, Roads and Bridges delivered a short speech. Commissioner and Secretary for Roads and Housing Temjen Toy chaired the meeting.