A massive thrust is given by the state Government in the improvement of power, road communication and infrastructure. A 400 Kv line will connect Imphal with the gas based power supply unit in Tripura. Jiri Tupul rail line will be completed by 2016. Rail service, when it is extended up to Imphal than to Moreh, will change the whole concept of transportation. The prices of essential commodities will come down. The prices of construction materials too will come down. There in Bihar the price of a bag of cement is below Rs 300 but here in Manipur it is sold at Rs 400 per bag. Then there is also a huge gulf of differences in the prices of iron, corrugated sheets and other materials. Manipur having been declared as the gate way to ASEAN countries will see hectic commercial activities. The benefits will be reaped by the people of the state. If the people in Singapore have reaped benefits after it has become a centre for commercial activities there is no reason why Manipuris should not get similar benefits. Roads communication will better. The state Government has also taken up ambitious plan to upgrade Imphal airport to international level. 700 acres of land have been acquired after much persuasion and erection of walls had been done. All these are changes brought by time albeit with the blessings of the supportive Government at the centre. The people have reaped the benefits of having a stable Government in Manipur. More programmes are on the anvil. Moreh border town will receive a face lift. A well equipped township is coming up at Moreh and land for the purpose too has been identified. Central Government representatives had visited the border town repeatedly and important data collected for development of a new township at the border. Goods sold at the town will be duty free. After the development of the border town lots of tourists will visit Manipur for buying goods, which will be available at cheaper rate. All these are the policies of the Union Government. Rajiv Gandhi former Prime Minister had in mind the border state like Manipur can attract tourists from across the country after developing the border town as business centre. The dreams are slowly turning into reality. Manipur will become one of the richest states of the country getting five figure crores from tourism annually. If Kerela, Goa can survive with income from tourism Manipur cannot lag behind. But the question being asked is are we prepared to adjust to the fast changes that may happen in the very near future. The roads passing through the state capital are narrow. Traffic jams have become a regular feature. Steps need to be taken up on war footing to divert the national highway from the crowded areas. Traffic congestion at Kanglapat road can be avoided after the national highway had been diverted. The need for constructing more fly over has also arisen. Road crossing at Kwakeithel, Keishampat and Nityaipat chuthek depict horrible scene every day. Addition of fly overs at the above mentioned areas will enable smooth flow of vehicles. More need to be done. Let us encourage our Government to take up more developmental programmes.
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