National highway road connecting Imphal and Moreh is too narrow. The number of vehicles plying on this road is increasing daily. Driving on this road has become a night mare. Yesterday one person died and another seriously injured when the car in which they were riding collided head on with a bus coming from opposition direction. Such type of incident will continue to occur until the road is widened. The road starting from Singjamei up to Pallel is dangerously narrow. Two wheelers are not safe at all at this portion of the road. The head on collision could have been averted if the road is divided by raising hump stretches in the middle of the road. Some drivers are really foolish they think of overtaking from the vehicles moving fast ahead of them. As they raced sensible drivers are exposed to the madness. Life is really precious. Manipur is a land linked state. Hence the importance of giving the thrust to construction of better highway roads. We talk of Look East policy. But these roads do not match with the hyped up propaganda of bringing more development to the state after establishing contact with the countries in the east. The roads are shamefully narrow. If the concerned department cannot find fund for widening of the black topped portion of the road, it must think of widening the earthen portion of the road. The extended earthen portion of the road running along with black topped portion is also too tiny. At many areas the earthen side wings had depressed. The depression of the road is as low as one step of stair. A two wheeler will surely will skid while swerving. A two wheeler is always expected to swerve on the road side when a four wheeler overtakes from them. A two wheeler will skid if it swerves at such depressed portion of the road. But a road is not for four wheelers only. It is for the pedestrians also. Everyone will be happy when the Government widens the national highway roads passing through the state. If these highway roads are too narrow the rest cannot be the exception. The difference is that vehicles move fast on the highway roads. All these inter village roads are also very narrow. There are lots of potholes also. The problem with the concerned department is that the officials have forgotten to perform their duty of surveying the condition of these roads. PWD needs to be divided into two one for surveying pot holes and another for widening or black topping of roads. If that is done there will be competition among the engineers. The healthy competition among them will be for the betterment of the state. Let the competition start from national highway connecting Imphal and Moreh particularly Singjamei and pallel.
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