Imphal, Feb 12: MAHUD Minister Th. Shyamkumar today said that the Mobile Bio Toilet installed at various places along the Kanglapat has been shifted to the southern side of the road due to the desire of the people including the State Archaeology department.
Kanglapat is considered a sacred lake and installation of Mobile bio-toilet is criticized by many. A probable leakage of fluid notice by reporter of a local daily makes headline questioning the needs for preservation of the Kanglapat as the fluid might pollute the sacred Kangla lake. Considering the seriousness of the news report, Congress MLA Khumukcham Joykishan drew the attention of the MAHUD Minister regarding the matter during the ongoing state assembly session as calling attention motion.
Joykishan said that the leaked human waste notice in the mobile toilet is likely to ruin the sanctity of the sacred lake. He question if the mobile toilet were not properly maintained or even expressed suspicion about quality of the toilet which is being installed for the convenience of the general public.
Replying to the calling attention motion, MAHUD Minister Th. Shyamkumar said that the department installed 9 Mobile Bio Toilet along the Kanglapat road stretch where Imphal evening is open every weekend.
“There is no question of leakage to the newly installed Mobile bio toilet. It has a water storage on the top but sometime the water overflow due to excess usage by people”, Shyamkumar said.
Shyamkumar further said that everything that is being taken up is for the convenience and welfare of the people and due to the desire of the people the Mobile toilet has been shifted to the opposite side – that is on the side where government quarters are located.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. He also looks after the website and application of Imphal Times. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.