Former Works Min washes hands off road construction

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jan 14: Former Works Minister Dr Kh Ratankumar has claimed that he is not linked in any way with the ongoing construction of the road from Sekmaijin to Khordak Thong under Central Reserved Fund (CRF).
Speaking to media persons at Congress Bhawan today, Dr Th Ratankumar admitted that the sanction for the said project was done during his stint as the Works Minister, the work order was not released during that time.
At that time, the project was stuck at the tender process, he claimed adding that the work order was finally issued in October of 2017 by the PWD Chief Engineer of the time.
He then demanded the members concerned of some passenger services associations operating along the said road, to come and clarify about certain allegations and statement made by them regarding the issue, within 3 days.
If they fail to do so, legal remedies will be sought, he cautioned.