Kohima, Jun 10 : National Highway 39, the lifeline of Nagaland and Manipur, is in a pathetic condition posing not only traffic hazard but health danger too as water in the crater-like potholes have remained stagnant since onset of last monsoon.
Official sources said a meeting was held with the Border Road Task Force (BRTF) of Border Road Organization, State Roads & Bridges Department and the district administrations over the constant negligence of BRTF in this sector and accordingly, the BRTF was asked to act at the earliest.
According to regular travelers and taxi drivers they had lodged complaint with the Home, PWD and other departments and the district administrations. But till date no action had been taken.
Non-existence of side drains results in water-logging. The entire stretch is damaged with knee-deep water accumulating in some stretches. Besides heavy local traffic, volume is compounded as Imphal-bound heavy and light vehicles ply on this road throughout the day.
Chances of accidents are high near the Customs Office stretch as there is a critical blind curve, they said. Though officers and technical field staff of the BRTF cross this stretch daily, they seemed to have turned a blind eye to the deplorable road condition, they further said.