Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong road found 'too narrow'; CSOs submit memorandum to PWD project director
Site engineers of the Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) informed the CSOs that they were not provided with sufficient land for maintaing the minimum 7-metre-carpeted area, the CSOs stated.
Updated 4 Apr 2022, 2:42 pm
The ongoing construction of the ADB funded Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong road in Manipur's Tamenglong district was found "too narrow" and a complaint against the narrow width of the road has been submitted to the project director, Externally Aided Projects (EAP), Public Works Department (PWD), Manipur, sources said.
Four civil society organisations (CSO) of Tamenglong namely the United Women Organisation, Tamenglong; The Forerunner; Traders’ Association Tamenglong; and the Society for Enhancing Tamenglong jointly submitted a memorandum to the PWD, Manipur, projector director on Saturday.
Upon receiving complaints that the required width of the road is not being maintained, representatives of the said four CSOs and Tamenglong Concern People Forum inspected the Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong road on March 19, the CSOs said in a joint statement.
During the inspection, it was found that the road between 100+300 km to 103+020 Km (2.7km) i.e., Horticulture farm area to Jadonang park (zero point) was not being constructed with the required width, it stated.
Site engineers of the Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) informed the CSOs that they were not provided with sufficient land for maintaing the minimum seven-metre-carpeted area, the CSOs stated, adding that the road must have a width of 24 metres, according to the Right of Way (ROW).
However, in some areas, it was found that the width of the road was barely 8.5 metre, it added.
First published:4 Apr 2022, 11:57 am