Imphal, Dec 3: A committee called Peace and Declopment Co-ordinating Committee has threatened to close Imphal-Saikul road from December 16 if the concern government department fails to start construction of the road before December 15.
Talking to media persons at Manipur press club, members of the committee highlighted the present deteriorated condition of the road stretch. General Secretary of the Committee, Thoudam Hemjit said that the Imphal- Saikul road which is also a state high has been left neglected for many years by the government.
“On Ningol Chakkouba Festival this year a child died after she slipped from her mother’s arms after the Activa 2 wheeler vehicle her father rode, met an accident due to the dilapidated road condition’, Hemjit said.
He added that there were many case of road accident because of the large potholes in this road stretch.
The road which the committee is talking about is 40 Km long.
He added that the committee had submitted memorandums to the concern ministerof the present government many times and even met the Chief Minister to address the grievances of the people on Peoples’ Day. During the meeting the Chief Minister assured to begin the construction works of the road stretch after the rainy season.
“Rainy season is over now and it is yet to start again, no work is seen taken up to repair the road stretch”, Hemjit said.
He appealed the government to cancel the work order from the four contractors for their negligence and start the construction work by any means before December 15.
He said if the repairing works is not started before Decd. 15 then the road will be close from the following day, that is from December 16