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Sangai fest preparation going on in full swing: Works minister

IMPHAL, November 14: The Public Work Department has taken up works for repair of roads ahead of the mega tourism event, the Manipur Sangai Festival 2013. The renovation has been accelerated with the target of completing it before the inauguration day of the festival, said Works Minister Kh Ratankumar.

In a press meet held at his official chamber at Old Secretariat this afternoon, Kh Ratankumar said regarding the Sangai Festival 2013 the PWD of Imphal east, Imphal West and Highway South has taken up repair of the roads. Blacktopping works is continuing round the clock. We admitted that public are facing inconveniences during their commutation, often resulting in mishaps, specially along the Airport road, he stated.

As per the instructions of the Chief Minister O Ibobi, the PWD has given special attention on some place where foreign delegation or special tourist like the Chief Ministers of Myanmar, Sagang region of China, Mandalay Excellency, Bangladesh High Commissioner with their ministers and official are scheduled to visit, Ratan said.

Special attention has been given to Tulihal Airport, Airport Road, and Palace Compound Gate near the venue of the festival.

Mapal Kangjeibung, Govindaji Temple approach roads are almost finished, and those along Sanjenthong through New Lambulane, Thangapat will take two-three days for black topping to be completed. The internal road etc where the cultural progamme will be performed will also be completed soon said the minister.

In the Imphal East district PWD is repairing JNIMS road, Babina Clinic road and in Imphal West the road upto Shija Hospital through RIMS road is a prime target in view of the Myanamar delegate’s taking more interest in the health sector in Manipur.

Painting along the road median and side is being done from Manipur University gate up to Head office of Post Office, Babupara.

The Bishnupur side road from Imphal Airpot to Sendra, Moirang has partially been completed with black topping and explained that on 21 or 22 of November the State Government is planning a visit at Sendra Tourist spot and Loktak Lake and INA complex for the foreign delegations.

Now the workers are on their duty round the clock and the PWD official are supervising the execution, said the Minister.

Kh Ratankumar stated that government know that due to the emphasis on renovation works for the festival, the roads have been blocked at many points. He appealed to the public to move with care in those places where works is continuing, so that no unwanted incident mishaps happen.

On the other hand Ratankumar said that the Transport department has conducted a meeting with the police department from the traffic and security view points. For the Sangai festival the government has arranged 70 buses for ferrying visitors. The JNURM buses and private buses will operate with pick up points in various directions with stoppages att Andro parking. Visitors will enter the festival campus through approach road of Govindaji temple to main gate of festival.

That pick up point will be at Heijingang ground and at Kakwa Police Station point, Chinga crossing, Moirangkhom and enter Andro, the pick up point on Tera side that it start from Tera Bazar, than Sagolband, khongnang Hogaibi, then via BT road and reach Andro parking. On the Uripok road that the pick-up point will be at RIMS gate via Uripok road to BT road and reach Andro parking.

Pishumthong as pick up point and through Mayai Lambi, and Keishampat than via Governor road and reach Andro Parking. Mantipukhri as pick up point and Khongnang ani karak  via North AOC and Andro parking. Lamlong Soibam Leikai via Raja Dhumbara and reach Andro parking. Kongba as pick up point and pass Wangkei road and reached Andro parking, said the Minister.

Traffic will be allowed to pass through the festival area but no private vehicle is allowed to park in areas surrounding the festival venue. This is to minimize the crowd conjunction for the Sangai Festival, he added.   

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