Govt frames uniform land purchase policy

Imphal, October 14 2017: The State Government has framed a policy to do away with non-uniformity in prices of land when the Government goes for direct purchase of land for different development projects . There is a practice of negotiating prices with land owners when the Government must acquire land through direct purchase for implementing […]

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 […]

Manipur ranks 2nd in potholes induced mishaps in NE

Imphal, October 08 2017: Of all the North Eastern States, Manipur occupies second position in terms of road accidents caused by potholes . According to the ‘Road Accidents in India 2015’ published by the Transport Research Wing of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, there were 10,876 cases of road accidents caused by potholes […]

Highway work likely to be delayed, October deadline for tender process may be aborted

Imphal, August 10 2017: With the State Government not in a position to submit an estimate of land and standing properties which would be affected by the development work of Lilong-Kongkhang section of Imphal-Moreh highway, the same project is likely to be delayed. Notably, the Central Government’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has already given […]

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 […]

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 […]

Imphal-Moreh Highway expansion work delayed

IMPHAL, Apr 12: Even though Imphal-Moreh highway is the only viable route for Indo-Myanmar border trade and it is often projected as India’s road link to South East Asian countries, development work of the same highway has been delayed. Notably, Imphal-Moreh highway is a key section of Asian Highway I. Imphal-Moreh highway is currently a […]

Road safety: Manipur highways-lifelines or deathlines

John Gaingamlung Gangmei The day when Manipur woke up to witness triple tragic road accidents of two National Highways i.e. NH 2 & NH 39 which has claimed more than 22 (twenty-two) lives and many critically injured. The Governor, Chief Minister and peoples have condoled the death of peoples. The government has also announced an […]

Two-wheelers to roll out with helmets

IMPHAL, Jul 2: With a view to improve safety of two wheeler riders on roads, Transport Department has initiated a new measure under which all two-wheeler dealers have to sell helmets with every unit of two-wheeler vehicles. According to statistics available with Transport Department, two road accidents occur every day and one person dies every […]

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