The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton tour diary in the Naga Hills

caption: Bridge and road upkeep
medium: tours
person: Pawsey/ Mr
location: Nakachari R.S. (Nakachari) Morangial Dimapur
date: 29.7.1928
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 5.7.1928-30.7.1928
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 29 July
text: Down to Nakachari. Mr. Pawsey's new cart road in excellent order considering that it has hardly had time to settle. The difference when we got on to the Local Board Road was very noticeable. They have not mended the bridge at Morangial. The bridge at Morangial is a kachha affair of three round wooden poles and a layer of sticks across. One of the poles has rotted and fallen in and the gaps in the sticks are covered by bits of old and crumpled tin. The culvert is a very small one and it would cost little to put in a permanent brick one. All the other bridges on the road on both sides of this are in good order and it is absurd to risk the interruption of all traffic for want of a brick culvert. Caught the 1.0 train and reached Dimapur at 6.30.