Security forces open alternative route for uninterrupted supply of goods in violence-hit Manipur

A total of eight columns of Assam Rifles are deployed on NH-37 to ensure safe passage for heavy vehicles transporting goods from Dimapur to Imphal..

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 19 May 2023, 10:23 am

(Photo: IFP)
(Photo: IFP)

Amid the continuing clashes between Kukis and Meiteis in the landlocked state of Manipur, the Assam Rifles has opened another axis for passage of supplies through NH-37 to ensure that violence-affected civilians get uninterrupted supply of ration and medicines.

According to IGAR (East), the Assam Rifles is working in close coordination with the civil administration and state police of both Manipur and Assam. A total of eight columns of Assam Rifles are deployed on NH-37 to ensure safe passage.

The columns of Assam Rifles also reassured the truck drivers of security and successfully managed to pump supplies to violence-hit Imphal Valley.

The unrest in Kangpokpi district had adversely affected the movement of civil trucks carrying essentials like medicine and rations to the Imphal valley amid the ethnic turmoil in the region, the IGAR (East) said.

The alternative axis route to Imphal valley through NH 37 is being extensively used by civil vehicles, trucks carrying goods and oil tankers from Assam to Imphal Valley.


The drivers of vehicles plying along NH-37 thanked the AR and Civil Administration for providing safe passage from Noney to Imphal Valley.

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The Jwalamukhi Sector under Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) has taken various proactive steps in terms of rescue and evacuation of victims and subsequently providing them shelter and safe passage to safe places, conduct of security meetings with the CSOs to urge them to extend their support in bringing normally in the region and interaction with locals to give them assurance for security and safety.

In continuation to the efforts of the Assam Rifles (AR), the Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) visited Dolaithabi village located in foothills of Saikul on May 15 to take a review of the current situation.

The Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) interacted with the local villagers and community leaders and re-assured them that the Assam Rifles will continue their efforts to establish normalcy in the area.

On the other hand, Assam Rifles also initiated a peace talk between Meiteis and Kukis at Leitanpokpi village in Saikul Constituency on May 16.


The leaders of both communities gave their assurance to the Assam Rifles for extending their support in bringing normalcy in the region.

Meanwhile, a Security and Co-ordination meet was conducted at the 1st Manipur Rifles by IGAR (South) and it was attended by Senior Officers of all Central and State Forces deployed in Imphal city.

Senior officers of the Army, Assam Rifles, Manipur Police, CRPF, BSF and RAF attended the meeting. Assam Rifles steered the conduct of the meeting and deliberated upon the measures to be undertaken in event of future contingencies.

The participants also discussed steps to synergize the efforts of all security forces to maintain peace and harmony in Imphal city.

The Assam Rifles continued to render help to the affected people and arranged collection of 1836 cylinders from Sekmai Bolting Plant, Imphal West District and delivered them to Indane Gas Agency distributor at Churachandpur. Security forces provided administrative assistance for move, collection and distribution of LPG cylinders.


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IFP Bureau

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IMPHAL, Manipur


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