Nagaland gets Rs 340 crore for road projects

Source: Business Standard, Sept 21, 2016

Kohima: The Central Government has sanctioned Rs 340 crore two road projects for Nagaland and also assured the state government to set up a separate High Court for the state.

The Centre has sanctioned Rs 340 crore for Dimapur-Chumukedima and Kohima Check Gate to Lerie Highway while the Ministry of Law and Justice has assured Chief Minister T R Zeliang to consider establishment of a separate High Court in the State, a CMO release said here on Wednesday.

Kohima has already been selected for the Smart City project.

Leading a team, the Chief Minister called on Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday and apprised him of the need to have a separate High Court for Nagaland.The state presently has a a Bench of the Guwahati High Court.

The Union Minister gave Zeliang a patient hearing and assured the Chief Minister that he would take up the matter for consideration of a separate High Court for the state on a priority basis.

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