NH 53 work handed over to state

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IMPHAL May 4: The road construction work of the National Highway 53, Barak to Imphal stretch currently undertaken by the BRO has been handed over to the state PWD department, senior cabinet minister L Jayanta told mediapersons as per resolve of a cabinet meet held at the Chief Minister`™s secretariat today.

The Jessami road (Ukhrul) construction will also be undertaken by the state PWD whereas the Tengnoupal to Jessami road works will be carried out by the BRO.

The link roads from Khuyathong to Lamphel Fisheries Department crossing via Watham Leirak, from Khuyathong to Lilashing Khongnakhong ,from Maharani Bridge to Khuyathong, from North AOC to Khongnang Ani Karak and Minuthong will be expanded and the expansion process will start soon, the length of expansion for the roads will vary accordingly, he said.

The land acquisition will be carried out by the state government after negotiating with the pattadars and not at a fixed rate as done previously.

Following a request from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India to open a University in the state which will be constructed at a cost of Rs 30 crores, the cabinet has approved the request of the institute to provide them a site for the institute in principle.

Further, for expansion of JNIMS, the government will acquire village number 25, located at Khurai Soibam Leikai after negotiating rates with the pattadars.

The Modern college located at Porompat crossing will be shifted to the official complex of the SP (Imphal East) after completion of building the requisite infrastructures.

The cabinet meet also approve new jurisdictions for Andro, Sagolmang, Yaingangpokpi and Maphou police stations have also been alloted.

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