Shyamkumar promises to shift fruit market from Dharamsala


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 3, 2018: MAHUD and town planning minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today announced that the fruit vendors running their business at Dharamsala, Thangal Bazaar will be relocated to an appropriate place after a month. The matter will be put forward during cabinet meet regarding a suitable place for relocation, he added.

The announcement came after vandalising the fruit market by the members of Joint Committee of Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) yesterday.

Twenty-eight members of the student wing of the joint committee who were detained at the Imphal City police were released today.

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The police also apprehended the headmistress of Bhairodan Maxwell Hindi Primary and High School, Khwairakpam Sunita Devi for she cut the rope that was tied to a tree inside the school campus, which was supporting the repaired market shed.

The fruiterers started selling fruits under the security of police personnel since morning.

Addressing media persons at his official quarter at Kanglapat, minister Shyamkumar said he had a thorough discussion on the matter with the chief minister, N.Biren Singh who is currently out of state. He informed that matter was also discussed with deputy chief minister and representatives of JCILPS women’s wing as well as student’s wing. Following the discussion, it was decided that fruit vendors will be given 30 days time so that they can be relocated to a suitable place, he added.

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Speaking on the license issue, he said it requires Cabinet decision as the department has no authority on issuing license, although the department can renew the licence. He said all the necessary decision will be taken including implementation of Building Bye-laws in all the 27 urban local bodies once the chief minister returns back to the State.

Shayamkumar also appealed to the general public to abide by the law in maintaining peace and tranquillity in the State.


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