Road repair work on the 220 Km-long Imphal-Moreh highway NH-2 has been initiated ahead of the scheduled Indo-ASEAN car rally. Sources in Manipur PWD informed that the Indo-ASEAN car rally would enter Moreh and pass through the highway on December 15.
The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) approved the Railway Ministry's proposal to extend the new broad gauge rail-link from Imphal Road (Tupul) to Imphal and the updated cost of the entire project is Rs 4,444 crore. This will cover Imphal East, Tamenglong and Senapati districts of Manipur. This Jiribam-Imphal new line project, on completion, will provide rail connectivity to Imphal with the national mainstream. It will be completed by March 2016.
The Imphal-Jiribam stretch of National Highway 37 will not be fit for an international car rally when the Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar car rally enters the State on February 26 from Kolkata. Though the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has been maintaining that the Ministry concerned, in this case the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, has not sanctioned anything to repair a 26 km stretch of the said highway for the car rally, it has come to light that a sum of Rs 45 crore was recently
Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has given strict instructions to BRO officials for completing the repairing work along Imphal-Jiribam road before the arrival of BCIM car rally in Manipur. BCIM car rally is scheduled to arrive at Imphal on February 26. According to a highly placed source, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh convened a meeting along with his Council of Ministers at the conference hall of Chief Minister's Secretariat.
Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (Manireda) is now turning its focus on illuminating district headquarters and main streets of the capital city, Imphal. This is following its successful covering of 200 villages with over 10,000 solar streetlights. Keeping in view of the state's poor electricity supply situation, Manireda initially concentrated on providing solar powered lights to the villages. The agency also started focusing on lighting up the streets of the twin capital district
Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned Rs 1,800 crore for development of roads and bridges in Manipur. The proposal for development of six roads has been sent to ADB. Some of these road project include 110-km long Imphal-Moreh Road on NH-2; 85-km long road from Imphal to Wangjing, Heirok and Khudengthabi; 34-km long ring road in Greater Imphal and road from Imphal to Kangchup.
In Manipur's capital, Imphal, normal traffic movement along Mao-Lakhamai road, which was disrupted since past few days due to landslides at several places, has been restored on August 22. The sunk portions of roads were revamped, which is a great relief to the people of around 30 villages of Senapati district. The 45-km road is an important road of Karong AC next to NH-2 in the state.
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.
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.