DIMAPUR, Nov 7 - The indefinite blockade on National Highway 702 imposed by Tizit Area Student’s Union (TASU) in Tizit area under Mon district entered the third day on Wednesday.
The Union enforced the blockade from Monday after Nagaland Government failed to fulfill its demands for construction of an inter-State connectivity (ISC) road from Tizit town to Khonsa in Arunachal Pradesh, four RCC bridges along the road and speeding up of construction of the highway from Namtola to Mon.
In a statement, the TASU said it demanded that the contractors involved in the ISC road project be “physically present” and clarify to it as to why the construction of the road was not yet completed and also why the construction of bridges not started “even after so many years.”
However, the contractors failed to turn up to explain the delay and abandonment of the construction of NH-702 and ISC road and also the four bridges, as demanded by the Union, the release said.
The Union also asked the department concerned what kind of action it took against the “erring contractors” for not executing the work.
The TASU further threatened to intensify the agitation, including picketing government offices, if their demands are not met.