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Imphal, Nov 15: A trial run service of JnNURM semi low floor buses to ferry visitors of Sangai festival was conducted today. The buses were launched from MSRTC, complex Moirangkhom Imphal.
Speaking to the media persons at the launching of the trial run service, Moirangthem Lakshmikumar, Secretary Transport said that the JnNURM semi low floor bus will be available to the passengers like every year, who are visiting the Sangai Festival. The low floor buses will run through different routes and under the basis of no lost no profit. The service is mainly for the Sangai festival visitors and commuters, he added.
The bus service will cover widely at the Greater Imphal area. According to the transport department authority, Route 3 and Route 6 of Imphal East and Imphal West will be used for the purpose at the rate of Rs 10 per passenger for round trip. Time and route scheduled for the service will be announced through electronic and print media on regular basis.
11 buses service will be provided and if possible more buses would be used based on the response of the number of passengers, he added.
Moirangthem Lakshmikumar also said that apart from using the low floor bus only at the Sangai Festival, they have run the service for some sort period as the buses were provided to the Transport Departmnet through the JnNURM Program which is under the Urban Ministry but the service has been stop due to some inconvenience, lack of support and financial matter.
He further said the State Government has taken a decision through Cabinet that after the end of Sangai Festival the concern Government have plan provide the service of JnNURM semi low floor buses to Schools and Government Department according to their needs where for public may not be available as they have already faced some inconvenience in the past but they are planning to provide to the public in the near future.

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Imphal, Nov. 15: South East Asia Cultural Organisation (SEACO) has appealed the people of the state particularly those in the concern government department to strictly safe guard the archival materials of ancient Meitei civilizations. In a press statement the organization said that it would extend all possible assistant to all those individuals who are opening private museums for preserving the archival materials of the Meitei civilization found before the advent of alien religion in the nation.
SEACO further said that those implementing earth works at the Southern side of Kangla fort under the state PWD should be careful as historical related materials could have been found as it happened while doing the earth work at Western side. It said the concern department should carefully preserved the 20,000 years old pot found from the Kangla fort some few years back. Every fossils or ancient materials found during the ongoing works for beautification of Kangla fort should be strictly preserved, the SEACO statement warned.

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Imphal, Nov 15: A day after an armed group of the region has lifted ban on Sangai Festival scheduled to begin from November 21, another armed group KCP Poirei Meitei Lup has called general strike from the midnight of November 20 to November 21 midnight against the Tourism Department failure to display the list of works being implemented for Sangai Tourism festival. A press statement issued by one Malemnganba Meitei Publicity Secretary of the outfit stated that curfew is also imposed in and around State Tourism department and demanded immediate clarification from the top officials of the department regarding the misappropriation of fund by them in name of implementing developmental works. The armed group alleged the authority of the tourism department of trying the maligned the image of the state to the people of the world. The party also warned the employees of the department who violated the curfew. The statement further stated that during the general strike media, electricity, water supply and religious related activities will be relaxed. The party also warned stern action against organizing any festival or ceremony during the Sangai festival saying that those performing should be responsible for organizing such festival.

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Imphal, Nov 15: Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) has threatened to boycott the upcoming Inter College Manipur University Youth festival scheduled to be held from November 18 till November 20 if the Manipur University authority fails to amend the status of the MUSU in the Manipur University Act, 2015. During a press meet held at the office of the MUSU, Sarangthem David Singh, President, MUSU said that at present the MUSU is stated as students’ Council in the Act and accordingly the VC can abolish the council any time at his will. The student’s Union has been demanding amendment of the term Students’ Council to Student Union as done at other University like the Delhi University, JN University, Banaras Hindu University, NEHU etc.

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