Imphal: Public works minister Thongam Biswajit Singh on Tuesday apprised Union minister (road, transport and highways) Nitin Jairam Gadkari about the issues faced during commodity transportation and implementation of highway development projects in the state due to the ongoing lockdown.
The Union minister on the same day held a video conferencing with the minister of PWD/transport of all states and Union territories to review various highway/transport sector issues.
Taking part in the video conference, Biswajit highlighted several issues of the state regarding transportation and movement of commodities.
He asserted that the transportation of goods for the state is undergoing smoothly in the state under the chief minister’s leadership. However, the state is also facing some issues regarding movement of construction materials for highway projects and other non- essential commodities while passing through some neighbouring srates, he apprised the Union minister.
Stating that the Manipur government will get in touch with the concerned states on the issue, Biswajit also urged that it would be better if the concerned states receive instruction about the same from the ministry also.
It may be mentioned that during the video conference, Biswajit was accompanied by lrincipal secretary (transport) P Vaiphei, Works commisisoner RK Dinesh and other officials of PWD and transport department.