IMPHAL, Aug 21: An area cleanliness drive was organized near Lilong Bridge by troops of 28 Assam Rifles and local residents.
According to a release , a large number of local residents participated in the cleanliness drive to cut the overgrowth of vegetation along the Imphal – Moreh road. The road is an important communication route connecting a number of important Districts in the state. A number of IED’s were recovered in that area in past few days. The overgrowth of vegetation along the road was providing proper concealment to the IED’s and hence acting as a hindrance for surveillance by security forces in the area. A large number of traffic ply on this route daily. Providing safe passage over this route has always been a challenge for security forces. The people were motivated and enthusiastic for this cleanliness drive and the effort and concern of 28 Assam Rifles towards the safety of local populace was highly appreciated the release added.