The then CPI Manipur State Council Secretary M Ibohal raised a proposal to the Imphal Municipal Board on September 16, 1980 to name the road which connects BT Road to Rupmahal Tank as Irabot Road in honour of the great leader. After due consideration, Imphal Municipal Council agreed to name the road as Irabot Road. People need to re-visit the history of why and how the road was named as Irabot Road and at the same examine the existing condition of the road. Considering the existing condition of the road, it would be more appropriate to rename it as Irabot Parking.
It remains a big question whether it is IMC or Transport Department or Police Department which allotted parking spaces throughout the length and breadth of Irabot Road. Although one can hardly see a vacant spot on the roads and lanes of Khwairamband Keithel, it is not clear whether parking fees collected from these places actually reach the Government exchequer or not