Biswajit inspects highways, says still committed to improve surface connectivity

IMPHAL | Nov 10: Public Works Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh today inspected road repairing and pot hole mending works along Imphal –Dimapur National Highway No. 39 and Tiddim Road ahead of the President of India’s visit to the Manipur Sangai Festival 2017. Speaking to media persons on the sideline of the inspection tour at […]

Of Leikhom Leinang and Uphul Waiphul : Rickety ride on NH-2

When it rains it is all Leikhom Leinang and when it does not it is all Uphul Waiphul. And nothing illustrates the truism of this phrase than the two pictures which accompanied the lead story of The Sangai Express under the caption ‘Dust and crater like potholes : Welcome to NH-2’ in the October 12 […]

82 LPG trucks to reach Imphal today

Imphal, September 30 2017: With Imphal-Dimapur highway re-opened to all kinds of vehicles after landslide-affected section at Chumukedima, Nagaland has been repaired, 80 bulk LPG TTs and two LPG packed trucks would reach Imphal tomorrow . Imphal-Dimapur highway which was closed to heavy vehicles since the last couple of days after landslide at Chumukedima, has […]

Landslide suspends LPG transportation

Imphal, September 28 2017: Following landslide at Chumukedima in Nagaland, transportation of bulk LPG and packed cylinders to Imphal along Imphal-Dimapur highway has been suspended since yesterday. On the other hand, there is LPG stock for just one day at the Sekmai bottling plant as there was no bulk LPG transportation on Monday too . […]

Govt, IOC gear up to enhance LPG shipment

Imphal, September 01 2017: In view of the acute shortage of LPG in the State which is compounded by black marketing, the State Government and the IOC have taken up necessary measures to enhance LPG transportation to the State to the optimum level . Even though transportation of LPG is the primary responsibility of IOC, […]

Filled LPG cylinders sold like potatoes : Shyam

Imphal, August 30 2017: CAF&PD Minister Karam Shyam has remarked that LPG refills are being sold like potatoes in the black market . The Minister made this remark at a joint meeting of CAF&PD, police, IOC, journalists and LPG distributors held today at the conference hall of Old Secretariat . The meeting was held with […]

Imphal-Dimapur route cut off, 2 killed in earlier landslide

Imphal, July 15 2017: As suspected and reported earlier, two persons have been killed in a landslide at Tamphung village along Maram-Peren Road while Imphal-Dimapur highway has been cut off after a portion of the highway caved in and sank near Viswema, Nagaland . A 60 to 70 feet long section of Imphal-Dimapur highway caved […]

Highways cut off, supply lines snapped

Imphal, July 09 2017: Landslides and sinking of road surface have cut off both Imphal-Dimapur highway and Imphal-Jiribam highway thereby posing a threat to transportation of goods including essential commodi-ties to the State. It is reported that Imphal-Dimapur highway has been cut off at three different points in Nagaland while around 200 metres long stretch […]

Road caves in, NH-2 closed till 2 pm today

Imphal, July 04 2017: After a considerable length of the Imphal-Dimapur highway sank near Mao Gate coupled with landslides, the highway has been closed with immediate effect till 2 pm tomorrow . It is reported that the section affected by sinking of road surface and landslides extends for almost 500 m and heavy vehicles would […]

Assam blockade may affect fuel supply

Imphal, June 30 2017: The indefinite economic blockade announced by the Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad, Assam from Numaligarh, Golaghat district to Tinsukia, Upper Assam in pursuit of their demand for inclusion of six indigenous communities of Assam in the Scheduled Tribe category may affect fuel supply to the State . The indefinite blockade was announced […]

Noting the SOS from the DC of Kpi Lifelines of Manipur

The Government should take note of the missive from the Deputy Commissioner of Kangpokpi. Or else Manipur will see yet another spell of her lifeline being cut off, this time not by any CSO but from the failure to heed the warning alert sounded by its man from Kangpokpi. It has always been like this, […]

Highway duties may be divested from PWD, Gadkari writes to CM stating same point

Imphal, May 11 2017: PWD may be relieved the responsibility of looking after National Highways in case construction work of Mao-Senapati section and Senapati-Koubru Leikha section of the Imphal-Dimapur highway is not started at the earliest. Significantly Road Transport and Highways Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has written to Chief Minister N Biren to immediately intervene […]

Drivers hurt as tanker convoy come under attack, again

IMPHAL, Apr 30: For the second time this month, a convoy of oil tankers was attacked by armed miscreants along Imphal-Dimapur highway inflicting injuries to two drivers. Meanwhile, taking strong exception to the repeated attacks, oil tanker drivers have launched an indefinite cease work strike. Unidentified miscreants fired at oil tankers which were moving in […]

Manipur stares at fuel crisis again

Kangleipak group says it will not allow plying of oil tankers in the State. Manipur is likely to face a fuel crisis once again as the Kangleipak Communist Party People’s War Group has threatened to block plying of oil tankers along the two national highways passing through the State to fetch fuel from Assam. The […]

Economic blockade free State Tap the advantages

Economic blockade free State. Chief Minister N Biren must have said this with a degree of confidence while addressing the Digi-Dhan Mela at City Convention Centre on April 2. It was a Digi-Dhan Mela and while the Chief Minister did talk about other things which were directly related to the Digi-Dhan mela such as opening […]

CM visits mishap victims, extends aid

IMPHAL, Mar 30: Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren visited the injured victims of the motor accidents that took place along Imphal-Dimapur highway and Imphal-Jiribam highway on March 27 who are currently undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Chief Minister N Biren visited the injured victims together with Works and IPR Minister Th Biswajit at different hospitals yesterday. […]

Tragedies strike highways, 22 killed in three road accidents

IMPHAL, Mar 27: At least 22 persons have been killed and more than 30 sustained injuries in three motor accidents that occurred on Imphal-Dimapur highway and Imphal-Jiribam highway today. Meanwhile, Chief Minister N Biren has assigned a Ministerial team to make spot enquiries of the tragic accidents and visit injured victims undergoing treatment at different […]

Blockade cuts off tax flow to Hengbung check post

IMPHAL, Jan 12: Hengbung taxation check post which once boasted as one check post which earned maximum revenue for the State is no longer earning any revenue following the UNC’s indefinite economic blockade. Demanding a concrete clarification from the State Government whether it is planning to declare Sadar Hills and Jiribam as full fledged districts, […]

Govt set to deploy more forces on Imp-Jiri line

IMPHAL, Dec 3: After around 30 loaded trucks/tankers were vandalised by economic blockade supporters near Noney along Imphal-Jiribam highway, the State Government has decided to send additional security forces to the highway so as to prevent similar subversive activities. A high level meeting was held today and it decided to take up extra security measures […]

Trucks stranded at Mao reach Imphal

IMPHAL, Dec 2: Around 230 loaded trucks stranded at Mao Gate for the past many days on account of the indefinite economic blockade have finally reached Imphal. The stranded trucks started moving a little past last midnight and they were escorted by CRPF and IRB personnel. A strong police force led by an ADGP also […]