IMPHAL, Aug 4: The state government has decided to purchase private lands on the western side of the Capitol Project to widen the road running along the western side of the complex and use it as a bye-pass from Thangmeiband to NH-2 before the inauguration of the complex.
According to an official source, the decision of the government was taken after due consideration of the ever increasing volume of traffic both public and officials along the Thangmeiband Yumnam Leikai road. The government had further considered the necessity for the widening of the road for the convenience of the VVIPS and as well as the general public.
The source has also mentioned that the state government has decided to target the completion of the whole process of road widening before October this year.
Further according to the source, the government has also decided to widen the Yumnam Leikai road from the existing 6 meters to 12 meters, and further extend it by constructing a new road of 12 meters width towards the north and then towards east so as to touch the NH 2 near Sanagpham Police Out-post with an approximate length of 0.70 kms.
The source has further added that another link road connecting Yumnam Leikai road and Urban Bye-pass road with an approx length of 400 meters will be provided
On the other hand fixing of land valuations and road widths will be done by the state works department very soon for the improvement of the road before the inauguration of the Assembly complex, the official source added.