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.
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
ECONOMICS OF THE TAMENGLONG HALFLONG ROAD CONSTRUCTION
MACHINES INVOLVED 2 JCBS AND 1 BULL DOZER
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
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)
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
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
“any amount: shall be remembered
“a patch of road shall be named
after the donor” for every 500 mtrs
- Naga IAS officer builds 100-km road in Manipur without govt help
- Armstrong nominated in CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2012
- FINDINGTHEVOICES : PART 1 ARMSTRONG PAME, IAS OFFICER FROM TAMENGLONG SHARING THE JOURNEY IN MAKING THE 100 KM ROAD IN MANIPUR WITHOUT ANY HELP OR FUNDING FROM THE GOVERNMENT
- IAS Officer Armstrong Pame Builds 100 KM Road in Manipur Without Govt Help
- Armstrong Pame – Interviewed by New Indian Express
- The Road ! Opening tomorrow ! Courtesy of the people of India
Popular Discussions in Social Media
Armstrong Pame IAS is the greatest example of how WE can make the area we see around us better. Added him to list the of my heroes!
— Chinmayi Sripada (@Chinmayi) November 3, 2012
Watch this Video taken on the completed part of the Great Indian Road
Awards and Honours
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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