Manipur PWD minister inspects landslide-affected site in Senapati
Imphal, June 29 (EMN): Manipur Public Works minister, Thongam Biswajit Singh inspected the landslide-affected stretch of National Highway 2, also known as Imphal-Dimapur route, at Khongnem Thana in Manipur’s Senapati district bordering Nagaland on Tuesday.
Biswajit was accompanied by Additional Chief Engineer (National Highway), Y Joykumar of Public Works department and other officials, wherein the minister assured that the compensation amount for the affected families by the new road alignment for restoration of the highway stretch would be released at the earliest.
He said that any form of agitation during the present pandemic would cause undue sufferings for the people. Therefore, the government will compensate the affected families at the earliest to facilitate them to shift to a suitable location.
Urging the public to support the government in its endeavour to bring equal development, he said the government has opened its door wide open for the public and further called for constructive criticism instead of spreading negative criticism.
He also met the village chairperson and members of the affected families, took their grievances into account and appealed to the people of Senapati district to make the Covid-19 vaccination as a whole. The team also visited the temporary settlement area of the affected families at Khongnem Thana community hall.
On October 23 last year, incessant rain had triggered a landslide at Khongnem Thana village along National Highway 2 and that had completely cut off the state’s main supply route until the government made a new alternative route.