EDITORIAL: Protracted Projects

As expected, development works which are meant for common good are welcomed by one and all though these projects may entail certain inconveniences and difficulties to the public for some period of time. But at the end, all these difficulties and inconveniences are endured or overlooked thinking that these are for common good and a better tomorrow. In the last five/six years, we have seen many cases...

TDC Petition To Center Alleges BRTF Slackness

IMPHAL, Jan 8: Expressing concern over delay in the development/repairing of the National Highway 52 stretch from Imphal to Jiribam despite the commitment given by the BRTF, Transporters and Drivers’ Council (TDC) has urged the Union Home Minister for giving necessary instruction to the officers concerned for starting the work as soon as possible. Submitting a representation in this connection,...

Deplorable State Of NH-53 Fails To Dampen Spirit Of Truckers

IMPHAL, Oct 1: Even as the condition of NH-53 has been deteriorating day by day like a terminal illness, transporters have not changed their mind to use it instead of NH-39. Certain portions of the 222 Kms long highway which has been under the care of Border Roads Organization (BRO) for the last 40 years have gone from bad to worse. Any one travelling along the route would find NH-53 covered with...

Amid Tall Promises To Beautify Imphal… First signs Of Farce To Follow Appear

IMPHAL, Sep 25: Even before completion of placing light-reflecting devices (bileanator) on road/lane dividers at various points at the heart of the capital city, to keep motorists on the alert, some of the bileanators have already crumbled/popped out of the road surface. Under the Imphal City beautification plan, these bileanators were inserted on the road at some specific areas of the capital. With...

79 Bandhs, 10 Blockades In Recent Times Take A Heavy Toll On State

IMPHAL, Sep 22: From January 2009 till the current month, Manipur witnessed as many as 79 bandhs and highway blockades ten times. These frequent bandhs and blockades have caused loss of 1/9th of the State per capita income. According to a Government report, normal life was disrupted by 19 State-wide bandhs last year. At the district level, there was a district level bandh once in Senapati, twice in...