AIZAWL, Oct 10: Rubbishing the Government’s excuse that heavy monsoon that started early this year as the cause of poor condition of roads in Mizoram, the main Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) today blamed it on the Government’s negligence and underperformance. The roads across the State are in dilapidated conditions. The Congress Government that has been in power for the last 10 years, has made lame excuses. But, focusing on the Aizawl-Champhai road alone has shown the negligence on the part of the Congress government, T J Lalnuntluanga, secretary, MNF vigilance department told a press conference here today.

Seling-Champhai road, which is a part of AizawlChamphai road, was declared National Highway No 6 by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MoRTH) on March 2014, and accordingly, the Border Roads Organisation entrusted the road to the State PWD the following year. However, the State PWD actually took the responsibility only on March 31, 2017, he said. While the Government claimed that works on this National Highway could not be commenced as it took it over from the BRO only two years after it was officially handed over to the State PWD, the State Government had floated tender for construction of different stretches of this National Highway in 2016, he said.

Source: Assam Tribune

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