The road stretch from Lamphel Super Market to Meitei Langol is in a considerably deplorable condition which causes untold hardships to the commuters. This around 3-km stretch lying within the Uripok Assembly Constituency serves as an important passage, not only for the inhabitants of Meitei Langol in Imphal West district, but also for the emergency patients visiting the reputed Shija Hospitals and Research Institute (SHRI), and the students and faculties of the lone National Institute of Technology (NIT).
NIT, Langol is a newly established institute of repute under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, where hundreds of students from all over the country particularly the north eastern Indian states study in various courses. Officials from other states of India and abroad frequently visit the Institute for administrative purposes. So as to develop the NIT situated in this low-lying land upto the compatible standard in order to attract students from outside the state, and also to enhance its image in this country, the state government needs to maintain an accessible roadway.
On the other hand, as everyone knows the Shija Hospitals and Research Institute (SHRI) has been serving as an important healthcare institute in the north east India. Patients suffering from grave ailments, particularly of emergency nature are always referred to this Institute as a credible treatment centre. Patients not only from within the state, but also from other states and neighboring countries particularly Myanmar visit the SHRI for seeking healthcare services. Moreover, a large number of employees including Doctors and Nurses are working in this healthcare facility. It is feared that emergency patients plying on this uncared road are most likely to succumb before they reach the hospital premises.
Besides these, government employees and businessmen resident at Meitei Langol area use the road stretch from Langol leading to the heart of Imphal city on daily basis.
Singjamei Kshetri Leikai, Imphal
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.