DIPR Imphal, April 1: Chief minister Shri N. Biren Singh today appealed to transporters’ associations (both goods and passenger) to ply along NH2 without waiting for convoy as there is no blockade and also assured them to give security cover along the national highways by foot patrolling with the IRB/MR personnel.
Chief minister’s appeal was made in a meeting with the members of Manipur Truck Owner Welfare Association and United Bus Owners’ Welfare Association held at chief minister’s office in which parliamentary secretary (transport) Shri Khasim Vashum, Chief Secretary Shri O. Nabakishore Singh, Addl. Chief Secretary (home) Shri Suresh Babu, Commissioner (Transport) Shri M. Lakshmikumar attended.
In the meeting chief minister informed the transporters’ associations that the centre has been given green signal to raise 4 IRB Battalions for highway protection force and regarding the issue of disturbance of vehicles with the Manipur Registration Number within Nagaland which was brought to the notice of the CM from the Transporters’ Association Shri N. Biren assured that he is going meet Nagaland CM and Assam CM together with union home minister in guwahati and sign an agreement with Nagaland CM to ensure free movement of manipur vehicles in front of union home minister.
The meeting also discussed about the incidents of recent road accidents along the two National Highways and instructed the Chief Secretary to conduct an enquiry to find the causes of the road accidents. In view of the increasing number of road accidents, he also instructed the Commissioner (Transport) to take up the road safety measures like marking of Zebra Crossing, Traffic Signs in front of Schools, Road dDiversions, Curves etc. from tomorrow and also to ban the use of gas horns in and around Imphal City. He also instructed the chief secretary to initiate an enquiry into the failure of Traffic Signal Lights installed in some parts of Imphal city. Chief minister also stressed the need to build foot bridges at certain locations where traffic congestion is high in the Imphal city area and to review the mode of giving driving license.
The Manipur Truck Owners’ Welfare Association was led by its president H. Ranjit and the united bus owners’ welfare association of manipur was led its president l.
Source: Imphal Times