UCM, AMSU to start checking vehicle movement on NH-39
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, July 24 2010: Extending support to the Transporters' and Drivers' Council's stand not to ply state vehicles on the Imphal-Dimapur section of the NH-39, United Committee Manipur (UCM) and All Manipur Students' Union (AMSU) today announced that they will check movement of vehicles on this route violating the decision of the TDC.

UCM secretary, W Seken told reporters at its office at Lamphel today said that it would not be a right one to remain as silent spectator when many freight trucks violated the stand of the TDC in travelling on this route secretly.

UCM will start its campaign to point out those vehicles violating the stand.

Any untoward incident arising out of violation of the decision of the TDC were not related with UCM.

It is upto the residents on the both sides of the NH-39 indulged in causing damage to the vehicle outrage over the violation of the decision.

UCM has nothing to do with it, he added.

Taking part in the briefing to reporters, general secretary of AMSU Md Alamgir asserted that considering the woes suffered in the pass by the passengers, bus drivers and truckers apart from innumerable huge extortion activities on this route, the decision taken by the TDC was a rightful one.

It is the responsibility of Government of India to provide a secure environment on the national highways.

But they are diverting from the responsibilities, he lamented.

It is the decision of AMSU not to allow playing inter-state buses and trucks on the Imphal-Dimapur section of the NH-39 until and unless the NH-53 is making an accessible one.

The students' body will keep a special vigil to the truckers violating the decision, he said.

General secretary of TDC, Ng Haridas, who also took part in the press briefing expressed that they were worried of unable to fulfill the demand of the body as it would not be possible without the support of the people.

But, with the supports extended by various organisations, a ray of hope comes in their minds.

He further said that the body has chalked out a new traffic system to be followed by the trucks and inter-state buses plying the NH-53 .

The new system will able to deal effectively with the problems facing in traveling on this route, he hopes.

Haridas further for deployment of security forces with wireless connectivity at Keimai and Awang Khul so that the movement of vehicles can be communicated.