As no government authority including those elected by the people thinking that something worthy would be done, have left Khongjom to Tekcham IVR Road unattended for a long time. The condition of the road stretch angered the people as it is now neither motorable nor walkable. Students who ride cycle to attend classes have to return back many times as their cycle slipped to the muddy road spoiling their uniform. Passenger service vehicles like diesel auto and Tata magic often landed in trouble as their vehicle slips on the mud many times. Passengers have to take risk if anything happen while travelling in the vehicle in the bumpy road filled with potholes and mud. If the situation continues, there is likely that the state government face another strong uncontrolled agitation in the area.
The IVR road from Tekcham to Wangjing is located under Wangjing Tentha Assembly Constituency. Complain after complaints have been made through the concern MLAs or district administration but nothing have been done up till now. The IVR road could have been included in the Guiness Book of record if there is any to compete for having the highest number of potholes. Two days rain, that too a drizzling type has now turned the road like a field and people are facing extreme hardship. The worst is faced by locals of Tekcham.
Taking to our reporter this morning, locals of Tekcham said that the IVR road which the government has left unnoticed for quite long is the only lifeline of the people. It is through this road that the people depend for visiting different villages including Khongjom Bazar, Kakching, Wabagai etc. Villagers of Tekcham also depend on this IVR road while going for work to Kharung and Ekop Lake . As the road condition is in the most dilapidated condition even the fishermen from the village sometime have to face hardship as they cannot even ride cycle on the road.
Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.
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