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State government less concern about road safety – MCC

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Manipur Cycle club (MCC) has expressed strong dissatisfaction over state government attitude towards commuters in Imphal city area.
In a statement the MCC said that the 27th Road Safety Week 2016 with the Theme: Time for Action is being celebrated from January 10 to January 16. Like in all states, the government of Manipur also organized several events to mark this occasion. Safety of all commuters, particularly those who walk and cycle is a far cry particularly in the twin city of Imphal East and West.
“The cycling community in Imphal feels that the Department and the government seem care less for those who take cycling by choice or by circumstances. There seems to be no safety on the road for no one. Those who walk and those who cycle are left to their own fate while all focus is on facilitating cars and motorbikes. Democratize the road space is the need of the hour. School Children, elders and differently abled and those who walk and cycle are left out from the current road design and management”, the MCC statement lamented.
It also added that the road side parking have eaten up the little road margin used by cyclist and this has exposed cyclists to fast moving vehicles.
MCC urged the department to do away with road side parkings, for the reasons that not only cars and motor bike owners are educated of the mess and risk they are creating to the city but also that owning vehicle does not necessarily entitle them of parkings.

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Imphal Times is a daily English newspaper published in Imphal and is registered with Registrar of the Newspapers for India with Regd. No MANENG/2013/51092


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