Centre has given nod to raise four India Reserve Battalion (IRB) battalions for highway protection, and this will be deployed on the two vital routes of Manipur to ensure free passage of vehicle, this was stated by Manipur CM N Biren.
In a meeting attended by leaders of transporters’ associations in his office, CM said, “I would personally meet my Nagaland and Assam counterparts on the reported issue of frequent disruption faced by Manipur transporters on the way in Nagaland.”
CM further added Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh would also attend the proposed meeting to be held in Guwahati. “I would sign an agreement with his Nagaland counterpart in the presence of Rajnath to ensure free movement of Manipur vehicles on Imphal-Dimapur road.”
The transporters’ bodies in the meeting raised the alleged issue of frequent disturbance faced by Manipur vehicles in neighbouring Nagaland which was brought to the notice of N Biren Singh.
During the meeting the Chief Minister appealed to the representatives of the transporters’ associations of both goods and passenger services to take NH-2 without waiting for convoy as there are no more blockades there.
He assured them that personnel of IRB and Manpur Rifles will be deployed to give security cover on the highways.
Source: North East Today