Kohima Village Council (KVC) Chairman Neivor Rutsa has said it had categorically stated that they, being the ancestral land owners, were ready and willing to support the state government to make Kohima Smart city a reality.
KVC also urged the government not to proceed further without consulting the Council to check the anomalies and discrepancies of land related issues.
KVC said it was shocked to learn that the fund (Rs 23 million) made available to the State Government for the preliminary work for Kohima Smart City was allegedly misappropriated by the Municipal Affairs department.
The Council warned that it would not tolerate any kind of corruption or misappropriation of fund and warned those who are working to sabotage the Kohima Smart City initiatives.
Rutsa said the Council would back the government if needed more land, construction of circular roads, widening of existing roads and rebuilding of the existing structures and retrofitting etc.