IMPHAL July 28: Minister K Ranjit today informed media persons that a permanent site for the National Institute of Technology, Imphal has been properly demarcated at Lamphel by the government, during a press conference held on the sidelines of his inspection visit to the temporary NIT campus which is presently located inside the compound of Government Institute of Technology, Takyel .
Speaking briefly at a press conference held inside the temporary NIT campus, he disclosed that the session of both the new and the old batch of the institute will begin from August 1.
Informing on the progress of construction work undertaken for the required infrastructure of the NIT at its present location, the minister informed that most of them are near completion stages.
“Both the hostels for girls and boys for the institute will be handed over to the Institute authority within July 30. Three prerequisite classrooms for the second years are also ready”, he added.
Responding to a query on the landslide at Maram, he said that the area is geographically landslide prone and the problem is extended to various other areas which have been further aggravated by rainfalls.
He said that the government is trying its best to look into any discomfort of the people around the area affected by landslide and added that a team of 17 officials of the government have already been stationed at the location to look after the progress of work done.
Further citing visible improvement along the highway on both sides of the landslide affected area, he added that the law and order condition of the state has hampered the progressed of the emergency work initially, which had also stopped the ministers from visiting the incident site for inspection. However within the end of this week a high level team including the minister himself will be heading to the location to take stock of the situation, he added.
On the issue emanating at Moreh mini secretariat Ranjit disclosed that an enquiry is under process carried out by an enquiry committee headed by technical experts to bring out the facts leading to the problem at mini secretariat at Moreh. He stated that the construction of the mini secretariat was started before 2006. The minister said that he along with the concerned engineers will be going to Moreh very soon to review the condition on first hand. Later during the conference Ranjit assured that by December the existing deplorable condition of the road on the stretch of road from Keishampat to Wahengbam leikai and further to Tera will be over, as the development of road works will be completed by then.
He said that the arrival of rainy season coupled with other matters relating to widening of roads and other developmental works carried by the side of the roads had delayed in the progress of works.