With due respect, I beg to draw the attention of the Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Government of Manipur regarding the slow progress of the repairing of riverbank at the eastern side of Imphal River at Singjamei Torban Kshetri Leikai in Imphal East District (Khangembam Mapa).
The piling and construction of retaining wall at this point (around 50 metres) have been going on now for the past couple of months. This point of river bank is in a very dangerous condition as far as the recurrent flood on Imphal River is concerned.
Frequent floods on Imphal River have caused tremendous hardships to the local people, more than once in the past few months. Still flood may come anytime and the unfinished works will surely be a panic to the local people. If there be any breach of the river bank at this point, the whole people of Torban Kshetri Leikai, Khongman and even Bashikhong will suffer like anything.
Here, I on behalf of the local people of surrounding villages, would like to draw the attention of the Concerned Minister of Water Resources, Government of Manipur to expedite the progress of the works. It seems that the materials and manpower supplied by the contractor for this work are not sufficient to ensuring progress of the work. The Department is requested to advise the contractor concerned to accelerate the pace of the works, and also to maintain the required quality so that the local people may not suffer during the floods.
Member, Imphal East Zilla Parishad
(14-Uchekon Nongchup Zilla Parishad)
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. He also looks after the website and application of Imphal Times. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.