Encroachers along RIMS road evicted
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 21, 2019: Encroachers along RIMS (Regional Institute of Medical Sciences) road were evicted yesterday for a congestion free traffic along the road that leads to the biggest hospital in Manipur.
During the eviction traffic police accompanied by city police removed and seized all illegal movable and immovable materials on the road side of the stretch including hospital signboard, signboard of shops fixed on the footpath.
The state Traffic Police had notified a day ahead that hospitals, clinics, laboratories, shops and business units owners who have encroached on either side of the RIMS road stretch, to remove movable and immovable articles from the stretch declared for two and four wheeler parking area.
A commuter told reporters that the step of traffic police should have taken long back as due to illegal parking and encroachers commuters have been facing a harsh problem. The road is one of the important roads as it reaches RIMS hospital, in emergency cases injured or patients died along the stretch as they failed to reach RIMS hospital due to traffic congestion. The commuter urged the government to take similar steps along other roads to remove illegal encroachers on roadside.
A resident along the road side told Pothashang that yesterday three bags of sand she failed to complete moving in were seized by police. Those were movable items which are necessary for construction. We have to unload it on the road side and takes time to get in. For this we have to appear at the court. The step of the police should be supported and it should be continued, she added.
The police team also seized barricade which was kept in front of Sky hospital, bricks, sands and other construction item which are piled on roadside and shop items which were kept on footpath were also seized.
As a part of the drive illegal vehicles parked on southern side of the road were also seized.
Later, SP (traffic) instructed land encroachers to remove immovable items immediately.
Police said the owners of the seized items will be taken legal action for misusing public property and for harassing traffic.