Association demands immediate road repair


IMPHAL, Feb 27 : Thoubal Dam Area Development Association in its press release has stated that the dilapidated condition of Meitei Nongdam-Maphou Dam stretch has worsened due to lack of attention and repair.
The association along with locals and other clubs had earlier began their protest regarding the pathetic condition of the road, by blocking the road for five days in August last year.
SE and EE of IFCD Department, at that time, had came to a resolution with the agitators to begin the repairing work right after the monsoon season, it said while adding that the condition of the road remains unchanged.
It alleged that the road was worsened as heavy vehicles heading for the dam continue to ply on the road despite its condition while pointing out that a huge economy is received by the State Government through the said road.
It further stated that not even five kms of the total 15 km long road stretch from Meitei Nongdam to Maphou dam is blacktopped.
Considering the dilapidated condition of the road, the association warned to resort to different forms of agitation if the authorities concerned fail to give a positive response before March 10. It further sought immediate attention of the State Government to repair the road at the earliest.

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