SAIKUL, March 5: Yamthong Haokip, MLA of Saikul assembly constituency inspected the development works of Saikul road and other development projects being taken up in the area—a bridge at Molkon bazaar, a playground at Wakan village and a community hall at Ikou village.
He claimed that the Saikul constituency has remained neglected over four decades even though it is located only over 30 km from Manipur`s capital, Imphal.
MLA Haokip pledged that the construction work on the road stretch from Sagolmang to Saikul will be finished by May this year saying, ““Although Manipur Government has claimed that the Saikul road development and expansion works, including other projects being taken up in the area cannot be taken up instantaneously due to lack of proper fund, I will take up all these projects and finish them from my own pocket,”
During the visit, Haokip also inspected the work progress of the bridge being constructed over Ithoi River at Molkon bazaar. The construction work on the bridge started in January 2011.
A bailey bridge at Ithoi, now in dilapidated condition, connects many villages in UKhrul and Imphal East districts. The under cosntruction new bridge will replace it soon.
The bridge construction project will cost about Rs 5 crore, the MLA said, assuring that it would be completed by May or June this year.
Notably, black topping of Saikul bazaar to Molkon bazaar is now in progress after the state Government recently sanctioned Rs 3 crore for the purpose.