The Raphei Katamnao Long (RKL) has apprised the deputy commissioner of Ukhrul to look into the grievances facing the northern area of Manipur’s Ukhrul district.
RKL President Somipam Wungrai Vashum told the Imphal Free Press on Wednesday evening that it apprised Zuringla Kengoo, deputy commissioner, Ukhrul to intervene in the following grievances namely deplorable road condition of Ukhrul to Jessami National Highway 202; internet shutdown in Raphei (northern area) and pending verification of PM-Kisan scheme of Ukhrul district.
Vashum said that Ukhrul to Jessami National Highway 202 road condition is barely motorable. “To put it into harsh words it is beyond motorable condition.”
There are frequent vehicular accidents as the road is full of capsized portions, potholes and sunken areas. The end result is directly to vehicle owners as much damage is done on the vehicles and the commuters are having all the physical hardships and inconveniences, and the most pitiful thing and hardship faced is by the poor patience.
In fact, taking this route is a journey of death, the RKL president pointed out and asked DC to take this matter seriously and direct the concerned authority for immediate redress.
It is worth mentioning that the IFP recently reported on the prevailing deplorable road condition of Ukhrul to Jessami NH 202 and its impact on the populace.
On the “Internet shutdown in Raphei area, it expressed gratitude to the deputy commissioner, Ukhrul for her recommendation to the Chief Secretary of Manipur that resulted in opening up internet in the district headquarters.
Taking this positive intervention into consideration, RKL urges the deputy commissioner to recommend the same to the two blocks of northern area namely Chingai Block and Jessami Block which are peaceful.
It stated that the area is occupied by a single community that is not party to the ongoing unrest in the state. Therefore, banning the internet in our area is not justified at any cost.
Concerning the pending verification of the PM-Kisan scheme of Ukhrul district, the RKL said, “It is very unfortunate to learn that the portal ID of PM-Kisan is blocked for Ukhrul district as such verification of documents is on hold. Such delay in verification is likely to hinder the poor beneficiaries as the Prime Minister has announced the release of the said fund.
Henceforth, it is for the best interest of the people to expedite the verification process by providing the portal ID to the concerned department and do the needful at the earliest.
In the meanwhile, the RKL president informed that the grievances being placed to the deputy commissioner, Ukhrul for her necessary kind information and action has reached the office of the Chief Secretary, Manipur.
He also exuded hope that the concerned authority would do the needful for this peaceful area.