Ashwini Kumar assures steps to avoid Noney-like tragedy

Ashwini Kumar assures steps to avoid Noney-like tragedy

TMB Report

Imphal: Rajya Sabha MP Maharaja Leishemba Sanajaoba has urged the Centre and Union Minister of Railways to take up proper technical measures for the undergoing railway project in Manipur.

Leishemba urged for preventing the Marangching-like tragedy at the railway project construction site in future. He made the appeal during the supplementary question hour in Rajya Sabha on Friday. 

Recalling the May 29 tragic landslide at Marangjing in Noney district, he enquired about precautionary measures to be taken up to prevent such incidents from Union Railways Minister Ashwini Kumar in the House.

The MP mentioned that the landslide killed 50 people that included Territorial Army personnel, railways staff and some villagers of Marangjing. He informed that five bodies are still unreachable.

Responding to the question raised by Leishemba, Union Minister Ashwini Kumar informed that the Ministry was taking up necessary technical measures at vulnerable sites. He said the Marangching landslide was very unfortunate while lauding Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, his Cabinet colleagues and other officials for taking responsibility in carrying out the relief and rescue operation.

Further, the Union Minister said that the ongoing railway project in Manipur is very important and assured that he will try to do level best to avoid such tragic incidents in future.

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