One killed, 12 hurt in mishap

Imphal, October 15 2017: At least one person has been killed while 12 others sustained injuries when a passenger van plunged down a gorge between Awangkhul and Jamlok Lamkhai along Imphal-Jiribam highway. Altogether 13 people were travelling in a Tata Winger van from Jiribam towards Imphal when the driver lost control plunging down a 200 […]

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 […]

Leisha Latpa performed for Barak, Makru bridges

Imphal, October 12 2017: Leisha Latpa (Bhoomi Puja) ritual was performed today for construction of Imphal-Jiribam highway’s Barak and Makru bridges with RCC . Speaking at the occasion, Chief Minister N Biren stated that the previous (Central) Governments did not sanction a single rupee for construction of the two key bridges during the past 40/50 […]

Trucks set ablaze, bandh suspended

Imphal, October 08 2017: Passenger vehicles and goods laden trucks stranded at Jiribam and Nungba area have started proceeding towards Imphal after the bandh imposed on Imphal-Jiribam highway had been temporarily relaxed from 6 pm today as the CM gave certain assurances to be fulfilled within a short time . On the other hand, two […]

Indefinite total bandh cripples Imphal-Jiribam highway

Imphal, October 06 2017: Normal activities were affected as an indefinite total bandh along Imphal-Jiribam Highway (NH-37) imposed by the JAC and civil society organisations came into force since last evening (October 5) in connection with the death of a Rengpang villager and injury of the victim’s minor son in an alleged hit and run […]

Gold bars worth Rs 5.9 crore seized

Imphal, October 01 2017: Gold bars worth about Rs 5.9 crore have been seized today from a private vehicle (Tata Sumo) by sleuths of Customs (Anti-smuggling) Division, Imphal at Yurembam Power House, Imphal West on the Imphal-Jiribam Highway at around 6 am today . The driver of the vehicle, identified as Md Nazimuddin (39) s/o […]

Dilapidated stretches continue to mark NH-37

IMPHAL, Sep 22: Even though the Imphal-Jiribam Highway/National Highway-37 has been improved to some extent, many stretches of it are still in dilapidated conditions causing immense hardships to the vehicles plying on the road, especially to loaded vehicles. A team comprising of representatives of All Manipur United Clubs’ Organization (AMUCO), Rongmei Naga Youth Organization, Manipur […]

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 […]

Tongjei Maril Road likely to be ready by 2018 end

Imphal, August 30 2017: Tongjei Maril Road which is closely associated with the history of Manipur is most likely to be ready for movement of all kinds of vehicles by the end of 2018. Notably, Tongjei Maril connects Bishnupur with Rengpang via Khoupum. A team of PWD engineers led by Chief Engineer Sapam Tiken went […]

MoS Transport assures adequate fund

IMPHAL, Jul 29: Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan has assured that there would be no shortage of fund for development of road infrastructure in Manipur. Speaking to media persons at Hotel Classic Grande, Chingmeirong today, Pon stated that 1680 Kms of National Highways pass through Manipur. These National […]

MoS Transport assures adequate fund

IMPHAL, Jul 29: Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan has assured that there would be no shortage of fund for development of road infrastructure in Manipur. Speaking to media persons at Hotel Classic Grande, Chingmeirong today, Pon stated that 1680 Kms of National Highways pass through Manipur. These National […]

House clears 4 demands of over Rs 1400 cr after heated debate ; Oppn takes fight to Treasury bench

Imphal, July 24 2017: The Manipur Legislative Assembly today passed four different demands amounting to Rs 1405.89 crore . The demands passed today were for Transport (Rs 143054000), PWD (Rs 10111789000), Fishery (Rs 335247000) and Social Welfare (Rs 3448872000) . The demands were tabled for discussion and clearance of the House by Deputy Chief Minister […]

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 […]

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 […]

Despite rain NH-2 repairing underway: Th Biswajit

IMPHAL: Regardless of inclement weather condition, work for mending potholes at different points of National Highway-2 and other maintenance activities have been continuing, said works minister Th Biswajit Singh. Addressing media persons at new secretariat conference hall here on Friday, minister Biswajit, while stating that the state government will not deviate for its commitment to […]

PM reviews highway via video conferencing

IMPHAL, Apr 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed the existing condition of Imphal-Jiribam highway together with Chief Secretary O Nabakishore, officials of National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) through video conference. After enquiring about the existing condition of the highway, the Prime Minister instructed […]

Biswajit inspects Imp-Jiri route

IMPHAL, Apr 25: Works Minister Th Biswajit along with PWD Chief Engineer (Building), Chief Engineer (National Highways) and other engineers and Manager of National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) inspected the ongoing construction works along National Highway 37 today. Speaking to media persons, the Works Minister said that the inspection has been carried out […]

Militants attack tanker convoy, drivers lodge protest

IMPHAL, Apr 18: Militants attacked a convoy of 47 oil tankers and LPG bullet tankers escorted by a team of CRPF and two oil tankers were damaged. Subsequent upon the attack, oil tanker drivers have launched a cease work strike. Even as a meeting was held between transporters and CAF&PD Minister Karam Shyam later today […]

PM to review Imp-Jiri road

IMPHAL, Apr 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi would personally review work progress of Imphal-Jiribam highway which is being repaired by the National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL). The State Government led by Chief Minister N Biren has already issued strict instruction to make the highway traffic worthy by the end of the current month. […]