Ima Market basement to be made parking space : Shyamkumar

Ima Market basement to be made parking space : Shyamkumar
IMPHAL, Nov 23 (DIPR): Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) and Town Planning Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today announced strict prohibition on storage of goods and electricity usage at the basement of Ima Market. He also directed the Imphal Municipal Corporation to strictly follow the instructions.
The announcement came after a minor fire broke out at the basement of the Ima Market No. 1 (Ima Leimaren Sidabi) today at around 3.30 pm. The cause of the fire was electric short circuit from a machine used by an ice cream vendor. State fire tenders reached the spot on time and controlled the fire.
Speaking to media persons after inspecting the fire at Ima Market, Shyamkumar declared that under the Imphal Smart City Mission, basement areas of Ima Market (all three buildings) will be converted into parking space and foot over bridge will be constructed to connect both the adjacent markets. The underground parking system is expected to start from next month.
He maintained that the MAHUD Department is committed to hand over the Ima Market buildings to the women vendors on February 22, after completing the renovation/repairing work.
Most of the renovation/repairing work will be completed before the month of February, he said.
The Minister appealed to the shopkeepers and vendors to keep the market clean throughout the year, saying that they have a major role in keeping the historic Khwaramband Keithel neat and tidy.
He also appealed to the shopkeepers to use dustbins in their shops to avoid inconveniences.
The Minister was accompanied by Prem Singh, MAHUD Commissioner, N Gitkumar, Director MAHUD and IMC officials.

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