The district being located in the remote part of the state, public movement especially in times of medical emergencies is greatly hampered. The long felt need of the District to provide easy and quicker means of transportwas fulfilled through the helicopter service which was started in 2012. The Nagaland State Transport department is the nodal department for managing the service once in a week between Kiphire to Dimapur. Since its operation, the service has been utilized to the optimum.
The DHDR Sample survey data indicates that the level of satisfaction with the quality of services given by the NST is not very high (shown in fig 2.5), but this is the second most availed facility by the common man (fig 6.7) for accessing a variety of facilities ranging from education, health care to procuring consumer products.The shortfall in the provision of public transportation facilities is filled to some extent by private players. But this is also not able to cope with the increasing number of users, particularly in the last few years since up gradation of Kiphire to district status. The number of registered local taxis in Kiphire town is only 34. Altogether three Inter-district bus services from Kiphire to Kohima and Dimapur is provided by the private operators which is an addition to the Government run bus services. Other than the inter-district services, the private operators’ runs taxi services from Kiphire headquarter to six administrative centres and fifteen villages. None of the villages under Kiphire district have scheduled bus services under NST or the private service providers connecting with the district headquarter
One of the major deterrents for the economic and human development of the area is the inadequacy of the infrastructure and connectivity of the district with the rest of the state. There are 8 (eight) Administrative centres and 79 recognized villages with the total population of 74,004.The total road network within the district is only 626.9 kms. Out of this, a total of 403.9 kms is metalled and 223 Km is kutcha.
. In Kiphire district there are still villages which are yet to be connected; these are Shishimi,Vongtsüvong, Khong and Lopfukhong. All roads are under the PWD R&B except for 78.5 Kms of the National Highway No.202 which passes through the district. Vehicular movement is relatively low even in the district headquarter. As the DHDR sample survey indicates, traffic congestions is least of the problems. The biggest problem is the issue of connectivity and bad roads.