Condemning the non-distribution of land compensation affected by the road construction along National Highway-37, Kuki Inpi Moltamlhang has announced to ban the road construction work indefinitely until the said compensation is disbursed.
During a press conference at the Manipur Press Club on Thursday, general secretary of Kuki Inpi Moltamlhang, Haokai Sitlhou said that construction of NH-37 has affected 14 villages from the stretch of New Keithelmanbi to Charoi Pandongba.
The Deputy Commissioner of Kangpokpi district personally visited the affected site and assured land compensation amount before December 25 this year. The assurance was made in September this year but it hasn’t been fulfilled till date, Sitlhou said.
He continued that the landowner didn’t inform villagers about the amount to be compensated. Such irresponsible acts of the authority concerned is highly condemnable which has resulted in them banning the construction work along this stretch, the GS of KIM said, adding that the notice was issued to construction sites in this regard.
The state government should fulfil their demand at earliest, he said and warned that various actions would be taken up if the government fails to act.