Imphal: With no positive response from the Government with regard to the repairing of deplorable Imphal-Yairipok road, All Kongba Road United Clubs Organisations (AKRUCO) and Meira paibi organisations have resolved to block the road indefinitely from April 25.
The decision to block the road was unanimously resolved during a meeting attended by representatives of local clubs and Meira Paibi organisations held at the community hall of Youth Guidance Club, Kongba Kshetri Leikai on Monday.
AKRUCO Convenor Lenin Hirom while briefing to reporters said that the Organisation has repeatedly been demanding to repair the Imphal-Yairipok road which is in a deplorable condition for the last few yearas. Several potholes have appeared on the road causing serious inconveniences to the commuters. Road mishaps occured due to the dilapidated condition of the road have claimed many precious lives.
Taking serious note of public hardships, the local clubs, Meira paibi organisations approached the concerned authorities requesting to repair/blackto the road. The organisationa had earlier warned to block the road if the Government fails to repair the road by April 24. Despite the warning, the concerned authorities remained as mute spectatorsl till date without giving any response, he informed.
He further said that as the concerned authorities remained silence till date, AKRUCO along with leaders of various meira paibi organisations resolved to impose the indefinite shutdown from April 25. He also appealed to all local people to carry out democratic agitation.
On the other hand, upon receiving an information about the indefinite shutdown, PWD Imphal East Executive Engineer himself came on Mondatlt afternoon and assured that he will pressurise the concerned authorities to begin the road repairing/blacktopping work at the earliest. The Engineer sought sometime to begin the work. However, the organisation rejected the appeal and decided to go ahead with the stir.
It may be mentioned that earlier an agitation was carried out but as assuranced given by the concerned authorities, the agitation was called off. Unfortunately, the road was repaired just only from the entrance of Wangkhei Ningthem Pukhri Mapal and ended at the area of Wangkhei Ashangbi Keithel.