Imphal April 20,
A kilometer stretch road from Nagamapal to Regional Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) is more of a hell road especially for the patients visiting the hospital. The main problems of RIMS road are the huge potholes and the disastrous conditions of the road and also double parking of vehicles at various places on the road side added more problems creating traffic jam hindering the people and also the patients rushing to the hospital who are in the condition of life or death.
As the number of vehicles owned by individual increases like flash flood and no proper parking spaces were maintained even though the road has a number of hospitals, clinics and other shops on both side of the road, traffic chaos occurred almost every day, in the already jammed road.
Speaking to media person RIMS ambulance driver Adim said that they have faced a lot of difficulties while travelling the RIMS road because of the poor condition of the road and the traffic jam caused mainly because of the double parking. He added that at times there arises urgency when the patient is very critical and the poor condition of the road as well as the traffic jams which occurred frequently causes a lot of trouble to them as well as to the patients. He finally appealed the authorities to repair the important stretch of road leading to RIMS hospital.
Soibamcha Langol, a local person of the area talking to Imphal Times said that the road has been recently repaired after being dug out for the sewage project but was again return to the similar disastrous condition few months after the repairing. He said that the terrible RIMS road causes a lot of accidents especially at night and during rainy season as many fail to notice the potholes and the disastrous condition. Adding more difficulties there aren’t any street lamps where commuters weren’t able to notice the bad conditioned road.
He stressed that the ministers and MLAs passed the road every now and then but they failed to take up the initiatives to repair the important road where many patients has been passing through it facing life or death situations. He added that the MLA and minister seemed to neglect the road as it lies between the two constituencies of Thangmeiband and Uripok. He said that the locals have appealed to the Deputy Chief Minister who is from Uripok Assembly Constituency and MLA Joykishan of Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency.
Highlighting the problem caused by double parking Langol said that previously traffic police used to control it but unfortunately they were not seen in the area and at times they were seen once in a blue moon. He said that now parking was done on both side of the road which narrowed the space of the road.
He also warned that the road will be blocked in the near future if the government failed to repair the disastrous conditioned road.
It can be mentioned that the road was also previously blocked because of failure to repair it.
Speaking to media person one Surjit who is a driver said that the condition of the road is worsening day by day. He said that during the times of festival traffic jam occurred where it even took more than an hour to pass the short stretch from RIMS to Nagamapal or vice versa.
Various people from all walks of lives, doctors and staffs of hospitals, patients, locals, auto drivers, ambulance faces a lot of problem travelling through RIMS road and they appealed the authorities to look into the matter as soon as possible.