Ministerial team suggests Singhat-Singjol-Tuivai route
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, May 16 2010: The ministerial team after inspection the condition of NH-150 and NH-150 (B) has suggested that the Singhat-Singjol-Tuivai road on the stretch of the NH-150 could be used as alternative road for ferrying essential commodities to the state through Aizawl on finding the condition of Churachandpur-Tipaimukh-Thanlon-Delkhai-Singjol road bad at many places.

On the other hand, authorities of the state government is all set to use the NH-150 in the procurement of the essential commodities into the state through Aizawl via Silchar.

The ministerial team comprising state works minister, K Ranjit, transport minister, L Jayentakumar, deputy chairman of the state planning board, Bijoy Koijam, MLA Prithivraj and officials of the state PWD and BRO officials inspected the stretch of the NH-150 and 150 (B) in the last two days.

Works Minister K Ranjit, Chairman State Planning Board, MLA Bijoy Koijam, Transport Minister L Jayentakumar and officials inspecting the condition of Singhat-Singjol-Tuivai road

The team during the inspection found the road condition of the Churachandpur-Tipaimukh-Thanlon-Delkhai-Singjol road in bad condition.

Apart from a single land, many jig-jag portions were found even though the stretch of the road from Churachandpur to Thanlon was found in good condition.

When the ministerial team inspected the stretch of the Singhat-Singjol-Tuivai road today, despite bad condition at certain places, it was found far better then that of the Churachandpur-Tipaimukh-Thanlon-Delkhai-Singjol.

The ministerial team urged the BRO officials to take up works to repair the bad portions immediately so that it could be used for ferrying essential items for the time being.

Road condition of the stretch upto 10 km on the Mizoram side was also inspected by the team crossing the state border.

The road condition on Mizoram side was found in good condition even though it was a single lane.

On reaching Singjol on Mizoram side, works minister Ranjit said government is giving top priority to Churachandpur-Tipaimukh-Thanlon-Delkhai-Singjol as alternative route to let in essential items to the state but it was found not feasible and the ministerial team decided to use Singhat-Singjol-Tuivai road for the time being.

BRO engaging in improving the stretch of Singhat-Singjol-Tuivai said that they will speed up the road improvement works so that the road could be handed over to the state government within April of next year.

Meanwhile, Commissioner of Consumers Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, P Vaiphei today informed that as part of using the NH-150, the IOC, Imphal has been informed to route all petroleum products, LPG bullets etc.

for the state via Silchar-Aizawl-Churachandpur-Imphal route.

The department had earlier deputed W Shyam, inspector to Jiribam & Jiribam and Silchar to co-ordinate the lifting of PDS rice/levy sugar from FCI, Ramnagar & FCI/Jiribam for Manipur state and also co-ordinate the movement of trucks/POL tankers, Inter-state buses, etc.

for the state on the same route.

It has been reported that a total of 15 trucks and tanker are likely to leave Silchar for Imphal via Aizawl in the day coming as the landslide at Sonapur is being cleared by BRTF and normal vehicular traffic may resume.

The department has also detailed two officials at Sinzawl to monitor and report the traffic at Manipur-Mizoram border, SDO/Singhat.

They will be assisted by SDO Singhat, the statement of the commissioner said.

The department has also requested the state PWD to take up immediate repairing works of the bad stretches of the road between Singhat and Mizoram border to facilitate movement by loaded trucks/tankers/LPG-bound trucks/tankers/buses, etc.