The Road to the Future

 

Tamenglong – Haflong Link Road gives a Ticket to a Bright Future to fellow Indians in this remote Corner of Manipur.

 

NDTV Covers the Great Indian Raod

This road project was initiated by Armstrong Pame, IAS who has also been nominated for the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Award. You can vote for him here.

Passed out from St Stephen’s College, New Delhi in 2005. Armstrong Pame is the sub-divisional magistrate of Tamenglong, his home district in Manipur, and the first IAS officer from the Zeme-naga tribe. He has, of his own volition, begun the construction of the road that would link Manipur with Nagaland and Assam. The road will reach Haflong in Assam, connecting via Tamenglong – Barak River – Azuram – Makhu River – Tousem – Phoklong – Katang Nam -Chari River – Hereilua – Laisong – Mohur.

Tamenglong Haflong Route Map

The initiative to build a 100-km motorable road involving the local community, without any government funding has been nominated for the prestigious CNN-IBN Indian Of The Year 2012 in the Public Service category.

Pame began the “Tamenglong-Haflong Road” construction in August this year, but ceased midway due to monsoon rains. It resumed in September and now, only 20km left to give the villagers the “best christmas gift ever” they have been waiting for long many centuries.

The road will form a tri-junction with Nagaland and Assam over the Jiri River before entering the Dima Hasao district (formerly North Cachar Hills district) of Assam. Construction began in August this year, but stopped midway due to the rains. It resumed in September, and so far, work on 70km has been completed.

The Great Indian Crowd Funded Road

Read about Armstrong Pame, IAS – Tamenglong – Delhi as IAS

Villagers-clearing-away-a-thicket-with-their-machetes-and-daos.-Photo-by-Armstrong-Pame

Villagers clearing away a thicket with their machetes and daos. Photo-by-Armstrong-Pame

Tamenglong Road Work

dear women and men…. after this road is completed your children shall go to school and bring more changes…. they shall not struggle like the way you did and still do…. many lives shall be saved… you dont have to carry sick people on bamboo stretchers any more. life shall be better. time to say “life is worth living” shall come soon…..

ECONOMICS OF THE TAMENGLONG HALFLONG ROAD CONSTRUCTION

TOTAL LENGTH 16 KMS OF LANDSLIDES CLEARANCE + 30 KMS NEW CUTTING

MACHINES INVOLVED 2 JCBS AND 1 BULL DOZER

HIRING CHARGES
1 BULL DOZER 2000 P/HR.
2 JCB (maintenance charge only) ”  Rs.1,00,000
for 50 days”

PER DAY WORKS FOR 10 HRS
MACHINE HIRING COST PER DAY
1 BULL DOZER Rs.18000
2 JCB  – already donated.
TOTAL PER DAY Rs. 18000

OIL CONSUMPTION
1BULL DOZER CONSUMES 12 LITRES PER HR
FOR 9 HRS A DAY  130
2 EACH JCB CONSUMES 10 LITRES PER HR
9 HRS PER JCB PER DAY 200

TOTAL OIL CONSUMED IN A DAY 330

EXPENDITURE ON OIL PER DAY  Rs.16335
(RS. 49.5 PER LITRES)

“FOOD/LODGING/
TRAVELLING ETC” “THERE ARE 12 PEOPLE WHO ARE CAMPING
AT THE WORK SITE 24 HRS A DAY”

1 FOODING AND LODGING Rs.1500 PER DAY
2 MISC Rs. 500 PER DAY
3 SUPPLY/MISC/travelling Rs.500 PER DAY
TOTAL  Rs. 2500

DAILY EXPENDITURE Rs. 36835

FOR 50 DAYS EXPENDITURE COMES TO Rs. 2371595
FOR COMPLETION OF THE ROAD

WORK PROGRESS/IN PHYSICAL TERMS

1 “FIRST 16 KMS OF LANDSLIDES
CLEARANCE FOR 7 DAYS” Rs. 257845 COMPLETED

2 “PER DAY THE CUTTING IS
(METRES PER DAY) –  600

The Cost per metre Rs. 61.39166667
(Rs. 62 per metres)

Drivers and helper s salary
50 days
1 driver s salary for two jcbs 8500 per month 17000
2 extra earnings of the diver every day 300 per day 30000
3 extra hour work charge for dozer driver 50000
at rs. 1000 per day for 50 days
4 salary for 6 helpers for 3 machines 60000
at rs. 200 per day
5 planned honorarium for 3 drivers (5000 each) 15000
total 172000

credit
“any amount: shall be remembered
in stone”
“a patch of road shall be named
after the donor” for every 500 mtrs
(rs. 31000)

Popular Discussions in Social Media

 

Watch this Video taken on the completed part of the Great Indian Road

Armstrong Pame Tousem to Tamenglong – Grit and Determination

Armstrong Pame
Tousem to Tamenglong – Grit and Determination

Awards and Honours

gFiles.org – A Bureaucracy Magazine honours Armstrong Pame

gFiles.org - A Bureaucracy Magazine honours Armstrong Pame

gFiles.org – A Bureaucracy Magazine honours Armstrong Pame

Road Opening & International Bike Rally

INTERNATIONAL BIKE RALLY
INAUGURATION OF THE PEOPLE’S ROAD on Feb 17, 2013.

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Disclosure
The author is a friend and batch mate of Armstrong Pame,IAS who is the main organizer of the Tamenglong – Haflong Road Project.
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