Adopting the city retrofitting approach, Imphal has been developed with the help of smart mobility, modern facilities and other smart features. Selected in the second round of the Smart Cities Challenge, the core vision statement for Imphal Smart City was 'Urban Revitalisation and Regeneration'.
A grid-connected rooftop solar power plant has been installed for the first time in the state at the residence of Thokchom Jotin Singh, Kongpal Kongkham Leikai, Imphal East. The Manipur Government has been working to install a number of rooftop solar power plants whose total installed capacity would be 5 MW within the Twelfth Plan period under MNRE.
In tune with the Act East policy to boost ties with South Asian neighbours through Northeastern region, the Indian Railways have completed ground work for extending rail connectivity to Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Work has commenced on Indian Railway’s longest tunnel – the Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge railway line in Manipur. The 111-km-long new broad gauge railway line from Jiribam to Imphal comprises 37 tunnels, of which Tunnel No. 12 will be the longest in the Indian Railway at 11.55 km.
The government has allocated Rs 76 crore since 2013 for the development of a boundary wall of a greenfield airport at Pakyong in Sikkim.This apart, the civil aviation ministry has also undertaken the construction of three hangars for A-321 aircraft at the Guwahati airport in Assam.
To improve growth of trade through airways and develop the economy of Manipur state, the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industries has given its approval for setting up a Cargo Terminal at Imphal Airport. The Central Ministry has also sanctioned Rs 10 crore for the cargo terminal project.
For construction of the proposed ring road of Greater Imphal at a cost of Rs 240 crore, the Manipur government has started the necessary groundwork. On December 11, the State Works Minister Kh Ratankumar, along with an inspection team, inspected the potential route for the proposed ring road for the State capital.
In Imphal, the Manipur government is planning to revamp the roads around Palace Compound ahead of the Sangai Festival. The government said that process for construction of Sanjenthong bridge would start once designing of the bridge is completed.