Repair Saparmeina-Saikul road within a week: KISG, KSO

Repair Saparmeina-Saikul road within a week: KISG, KSO

TMB Report

KANGPOKPI: Once the finest inter-district road connectivity in Kangpokpi District, Saparmeina-Saikul road has now become a threat to thousand commuters with its deplorable and ghoulish condition despite of being an important connectivity serving as a lifeline to many.

The 15 Km. (Approx.) road between Saparmeina and Ekou passing through Konghom area comprising more than 30/40 villages connect Kangpokpi District Headquarters with Saikul Sub Divisional Headquarters and other parts of Saikul areas.

Despite of its deplorable condition it still remain a busy road as from light vehicles to heavy vehicles were seen plying all through the day. The road is also passing through an important tourism spot, the Eco Tourism Park at Thangal Surung.

Considering the plights of the people, the Kuki Inpi Saikul Gamkai (KISG) and Kuki Students’ Organization (KSO) Saikul had a joint inspection of the road today and draw attention of the local MLA, concerned PWD Department and the state Government in repairing the lifeline of thousand people of Saikul area.

The inspection team led by Seimang Lupho, President, KISG witnessed myriad of deep potholes decorating almost the entire road. Some of the potholes were so deep and oversize that it can keel over even a heavy vehicle plying along the road while some drivers were also seen making a safe passage by filling stone in the potholes to avoid any unpredictable accident.

Kuki Inpi Saikul Gamkai President, Seimang Lupho said that enraged denizens of Saikul and its surrounding have been pressing hard the CSOs of Saikul in connection with the pathetic road condition since the past few months and we could no longer remain silent considering the ghoulish condition of the road.

He said that the road has been donned with a multitude of bizarre potholes and it present the perfect sorry pictures of untold misery of the road users as well as laissez-faire attitude of the local MLA, concerned department and the state Government.

Therefore, we urged the local MLA, concerned PWD department and state Government to immediately repair the road within a week and in case of failure to fulfill our demand the local MLA, the concerned PWD department and the state Government shall be held responsible for any eventuality, he added.

An enraged commuter on anonymity said that a rollercoaster ride at this pathetic road makes you in hell like situation followed by a good traditional massage on reaching home while adding that Saparmeina-Saikul road has now become an intolerable experience for young and old citizens.

Meanwhile, L. Tongkholen Khongsai, executive member of BJP ST Morcha Manipur, who is also the chief of L. Loujol village situated near Saparmeina-Saikul road expressed his discontentment over the pathetic condition of Saparmeina-Saikul road and convey his solidarity with the people of the area over the hardships owing the road condition.

Emphasizing the importance of Saparmeina-Saikul road, L. Tongkholen Khongsai also said that the concerned department shall consider the plight of people seriously and initiate swift action in repairing the road before adding that he will also act on his capacity in pressurizing the concerned department and the state Government for smooth and hassle free road.

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