At a time when people are talking about converting Imphal into a smart city, some traders supplying iron bar for construction of houses are bluffing consumers by mixing iron bars which do not meet the quality.
“They told me it is high quality Kamdhenu -500 FE with ISI mark, but when we check it is learnt that not all the iron bars are of the same quality”, said Mayengbam Dhananjoy.
The iron bar (Kamdhenu -500 FE with ISI mark) is being sold by an agent called D.K Steel located at Thangal Bazar. It is being sold at Rs. 1680/- per 40 Kg.
But the construction workers easily differentiate the original Kamdhenu -500 FE with ISI mark and those mixed along with them.