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1.ADB may lend 9 bn for road projects

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is expected to lend over Rs 900 crore to upgrade around 433 km of roads in the North Eastern states. The centre has plan-ned to improve key road network in the region at an estimated cost of Rs 1,353 crore out of which Rs 908 crore will be provided by ADB.


2.Rail based industries to get leg-up from Rail budget

In the Railway budget for 2011-12, Union Railway ministry has announced a slew of proposals to boost the rail-based industries.


3.Repairs to Imphal-Moreh h'way ahead of car rally

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.


4.Jubilant Oil to drill 30 wells in Manipur

The Manipur Government granted an exploration license to Jubilant Oil and Gas, a Noida based company to drill 30 oil wells in three districts of the state.


5.Govt inspects road repair works in Senapati district

In Manipur, the civil organisations based in Senapati district have inspected the ongoing repairing works along National Highway 2 from the Manipur-Nagaland border at Mao Gate to Senapati district headquarters on November 17. The civil authorities witnessed that considerable progress has been made.


6.Manipur attributes delay in road works to bandhs

In Manipur, the delay in the development of roads was due to financial crunch, bandh, blockade and technically unavoidable circumstances faced by the department concerned, said the State Works Minister Kh Ratankumar.


7.ONGC to ease power woes in NE region

The electricity crisis in North-Eastern India (NE) is set to ease when ONGC's first mega power project, the largest in the region, will start generating power by April this year.


8.Illegal structures delay road work in Manipur

In Manipur. a lots of structures put up along Tamenglong-Khongsang road by land owners for claiming compensation after the survey is over has led to delay in taking up road construction work by the BRFT. This was disclosed by C Arthur W, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Tamenglong while speaking as Chief Guest of the 64th Indian Republic day celebration at Tamenglong district HQs on January 26.


9.Manipur CM asks BRO to finish road work ahead of rally

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.


10.State to get solar streetlights

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