By Alex Guite
LAMKA, February 9: Parliamentary secretary Vungzagin Valte today hosts a meeting at his residence with a team of BRTF/ BRO officials led by chief engineer (P) Sewak Dimapur JK Adhvaraya and OC/ 80-RCC Ravi and discussed the condition of the pathetic conditions of the Guite Road connecting Thanlon and Singhat.
The deputy commissioner, Churachandpur Lunminthang Haokip also attended the function.
The BRTF/ BRO official team informed the local MLA that there is a need for a joint team of the district administration and the BRTF/ BRO to conduct an inspection of the road.
The parliamentary secretary was informed that the joint team needs to determine the compensation amount under the Engineering Procurement Contract (EPC) for the people affected by any road widening process along the road stretch.
The officials had also informed that they cannot just take a decision without the factual details.
Valte had informed the official team that the people affected by the construction of the road and bridges along the route should be compensated.
The BRTF/ BRO chief engineer had also informed the MLA that if the fund was made available to them in time, they will soon take up the work.
He had also agreed to a proposal from the DC to go on the spot visit before February 14 and to start the inspection tour from Tuilaphai Village Bridge.
Meanwhile, sources have informed the IFP that the proposal for now is to have the road black topped.
In the meantime, the Mission Veng Youth Club (MYC) president Muanthang Guite and his secretary expressed immense gratitude to the sitting MLA of Thanlon A/c Vungzagin Valte, for his initiative and private involvement in providing a transformer to the locality at Hiangtam Lamka village.
The president said that they also lauded other supporters including the Hiangtam Lamka chief Thangkhosuanmung Guite who provided financial help.
They have also assured to strictly deal with anyone making illegal connection.
It is also interesting that almost all the transformers in Ccpur are procured by the villagers who will be using them through contribution of huge amount of money. This has today become a norm and a must to the people who meekly accept the contributions so as to get light.