Imphal, Feb 13: The much talk about traffic problem which has been haunting the people for the past few years seems no issues to the state government, as the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today said that the government is looking for an immediate solution during demand discussion for passing of the supplementary grant for various department under state Home department.
“Construction of a ring road or fly over bridge will take time so the state government authority is looking forward to change the school timing and the office timing so that all those working at offices or studying at school don’t have to go at the same timing”, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said while replying to cut motion raised by congress MLAs.
The Chief Minister, who is also holding the portfolio of Home Department, further said that there is lack of man power in the traffic police department but added that Home Guard are being utilized for control of traffic.
“Traffic problem is a serious concern for the state government”, Chief Minister said but he failed to present the house about the kind of measures that is being taken up by the concern authority who is looking for control of traffic in the state.
He however said that the government taking seriously to the problem of traffic had taken up many measures like arresting of around 500 fake license holders and suspension of 10 officials who had issued fake license.
The Chief Minister, who is also the leader of the house on one hand blame the people for lack of civic sense giving example of how vehicular movement in Saigang state of Myanmar follow traffic discipline.
MLA Govindas, while joining the discussion drew the attention of the Chief Minister about the need for hammering of some stringent measures. MLA Okram Henry put up the cut motion to the passing of the supplementary demand of Rs. 1422,2,12,000/- for police department.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.
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