15 March 2018 05:17:06 IST

Nagaland gets ₹340 crore for road projects

Kohima has already been selected for the Smart City project

The Central Government has sanctioned ₹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 ₹340 crore for Dimapur-Chumukedima and Kohima Check Gate to Lerie Highway while the Ministry of Law and Justice has assured Chief Minister TR Zeliang to consider establishment of a separate High Court in the State, a CMO release said here today.

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 yesterday and apprised him of the need to have a separate High Court for Nagaland.

The state presently has 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.