Senapati, July 5: NHIDCL and LEKCON, which are carrying out the four-lane project along National Highway 2, Manipur’s main lifeline, have come under heavy criticism over poor maintenance of the expansion works of the current highway.
Amid growing complaints of hampering those showing up for exams, throwing timetables and trip commitments out of order, police have been deployed to deal with the movement of traffic on the highway.
SP Senapati Karthik Malladi has also written to the General Manager of NHIDCL, Senapati Division on June 27 to install proper traffic safety signs, traffic signs and deploy flagmen at the worksite. The SP also highlighted the difficulties faced by the public and carriers due to frequent traffic blockages causing inconvenience to all. Sources informed that a similar letter will be sent to the Kangpokpi administration to intervene and see what can be done.
Taking to social media, many condemned the work agency’s negligence to improve the muddy, dripping and dangerous state of the road even after two months of inconvenience faced by travelers and drivers. The long line of vehicles stranded to complete the 1km stretch is a regular affair.
Many have taken to social media especially Facebook and Whatsapp groups tagging Chief Minister N Biren, NHIDCL and others to express their resentment over the poor maintenance and protracted delay in getting the road back in good condition even after two months.
Responding to public outcry, the NHIDCL today issued an order directing officials to monitor and maintain the section between T Khullen and Mayangkhang. A total of 15 people were assigned to monitor the road section.