Imphal, July 29:
India government dream project Act East Policy is likely to give no good to the people of the state as hopes of the people for becoming the state as a main transit route has been shattered with the present condition of the road.
“Should we wait for expert to explain the quality of the road stretch between Pallel and Moreh just some 5 months back, when it is being filled with numerous potholes when the roads constructed by BRO in Tamu of neighbouring Myanmar country constructed about 5 years back is still in good condition”, our Moreh correspondent reports.
A team of media persons who had inspected the condition of the road found two big potholes near Tengnoupal district Head Quarter which even disrupts traffic, besides the numerous potholes in between Tengnoupal to Moreh. Black topping of some portion of the road are yet to be completed. The road stretch of NH 102 now called Indo-Myanmar Friendship road literarily showed that Manipur government have little care for the friendship between the two countries.
The last few months witnessed several important government representatives including Ministers and MLAs travelling on the road but none had brought up the issues to the notice of the state government. Engineers knows but for reason best known the question of quality maintenance has never been raise to the contractors who were implementing the works for reason best known to them. Concern works Ministers who always talk of quality works did not inspect this road which is one of the most important lifelines of the people of the state. Many traders and transporters are depending their livelihood in this road besides the tourists and officials from both the state and from outside the state.
All roads leading to the newly constructed Integrated Check Post (ICP) is also in the most deteriorated conditions.
Leaving aside others , seeing the conditions of the roads shows that the Act East Policy is going to take a long way to benefit the people pr else who knows the transit route is shifted to some other route in some other state which is much better that ours.
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.