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Tragic, but a wake-up call

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The tragic accident that took place at three different places taking the life of at least 22 people, leaving several others with critical injury is one of the most unfortunate accidents in the history of Manipur. We can’t predict accident, it may happened anytime, anywhere, but yesterday tragic accident is a wake up called for all the people of the state especially to those concern government department.
The past few decades that concern government had never took interest in the streamlining of the vehicular traffic in the state. Safety measures to avoid fatalities, if in case any such accident happened, were never seen taken up in the so called two National Highways of the state which connects the mainland India with the state.
And how could any of us expect such a measures along the National Highways, when the concern government authority did not give a damn of the traffic flow in any of the town of the state, particularly in Imphal City.
Of now, people of the state witness several traffic control measures by spending huge amount of money, which were of never use to make a smooth functioning of the traffic movement. The painting of zebra crossing, erection of electric traffic control lighting system and moreover the installation of CCTV at many places both for checking of crimes and wild drivers still remain name-shake instruments to fill the pocket of some contractors who were awarded the job.  
This is a fact and an open secret where even a rickshaw puller knows it.
We in the Imphal Times have high hopes to the new government led by Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh. When Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi can terminate 58 officers whose post has been extended within days of becoming the chief Minister, Why not our new Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren make an enquiry to the whole process of the installation of the Electric Traffic Signal system as well as the failure of the CCTV installed at almost every nook and corner of the Imphal city.
The culture in Manipur at which works are completed and let them free without bothering whether it works or not need to be change. Those who make the people of the state suffered and those who are responsible for that should be awarded punishment after proper enquiry.
On the other hand, government should now issued a notification to assure that a meeting of the TRPC (Traffic Regulation and Parking Control) is held every week, besides strengthening the Traffic Police department. Equipments like walking talkie sets, motor cycle should also be provided to the traffic police, instead of letting them stand at junctions creating trouble to vehicular movement.
Those accidents which killed at least 22 peoples injuring over 30 people need to be condoled by everyone. But those accidents are wake up called for the new government led by Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren. We expect the government to take up more stringent measure to assure that traffic in the city as well as in the High Ways are well maintained. 

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