Imphal, Feb 22,
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the government will not tolerate the supply of the substandard pipes to PHE department and will conduct a proper investigation regarding that matter. This was stated by him at the sidelines of the flag off ceremony of Motor Car Rally held at Hotel Classic Grande, Imphal today.
Addressing to the media persons, Chief Minister stated that the case will be handed over to the Vigilance Department and the Company involved would be blacklisted. Responding further to the media persons regarding the arbitrary powers given to Assam Rifles in the Northeast India, Chief Minister stated that such step is a precautionary measure in the Northeast states in the aftermath of the recent terrorist attack in Kashmir. There are intelligence inputs that there might be a terrorist attack in the Northeast region, he added. Such step is a security measure for the welfare of the nation and it has nothing to do with the common people of the state.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister mentioned that road safety has become a cause of concern in our times and such rally would take up advocacy on road safety concerns to the public. He mentioned that the rally will also help in reaffirming our belief in the principles of truth, non-violence and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
It may be mentioned that the Motor Car Rally was flagged-off by Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari on 4th February, 2019 from Rajghat in Delhi. The Motor Car Rally is organized by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India in collaboration with the Kalinga Motors Sports Club, Odisha to commemorate the 150th year of Gandhiji’s Birth Anniversary. The rally will conclude at Yangon in Myanmar on Feb 24, 2019.
Minister for CAF & PD Karam Shyam, Addl. Chief Secretary Dr. Suhel Aktar, Commissioner (Transport) M. Lakshmikumar Singh, Director of Transport Arthur Worchuiyo and others attended the function.
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