Imphal, 31 May,
Irate locals of Nongpok Sekmai, Heirok Assembly Constituency, Thoubal District, blocked roads connecting to Yairipok (IVR) by digging a huge pit with the help of JCB machines for not constructing the road till now.
The State Government made promise to construct the road earlier but fails to construct the road till today. The road which connects Nongpok Sekmai to Yairipok(IVR) is not constructed till now creating hurdles to the villagers and the students as well as the drivers.
Nongpok Sekmai Magic Association, Secy. Ningthoujam Ashatomba said that the road was not constructed from earlier but the concern Authority made promise on 8th Jan, 2018 for constructing the road. He further said that the concern authorities are not taking the matter seriously.
Drawing the attention of the government the drivers threatened to stop service.
Meira Paibi Secretary, Sinam Memcha said that the Government didn’t look properly as the area is outskirt. People have been facing serious inconveniences in case of emergency during night time, she added.
She also added that pregnant lady on their way to the hospital sometime were left with no choice but to deliver the baby in the middle of the road as the road condition did not help them reaching the hospital.
Earlier, too the people had launched agitation but suspended after assurance, now the people will block the road until repairing works are not taken up.
Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]