Imphal: Rural development and Panchayati Raj minister Thongam Biswajit Singh inspected the 103 km long road stretch from Shirui Village to Kachoupung Village constructed under the Prime Minister’s flagship programme Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), on Monday.
The scheme is implemented by the Manipur State Rural Roads Development Agency (MSRDDA)/Rural Engineering Department (RED) in the state.
Biswajit said the construction of the Shirui village to Kachoupung road was initiated around 2015-16 under PMGSY Stage-I work. However, after locals showed discontentment with the previous alignment, he had assured the House to personally inspect the road and do the needful, he added.
MP Dr.Lorho S Pfoze and MLA Alfred Kanngam Arthur have also shown their deep concern for the said road and to improve connectivity in the area. The target for completion of road works taken up under Stage-II is March 2022, he added.
Biswajit said the government is committed to provide the people their entitled fundamental rights. He said the government is putting all efforts to ensure that the roads are motorable and all-weathered to ensure that the socio-economic status of the people is enhanced.
During the inspection trip, the minister and his team were warmly received at villages located along the road. The villages were Mapum Village, Zingsui Village, Roni Village Chamu Village, Mitiyang Village, Phungtha Village, Kachoupung Village, Khayang Village among others, an official statement said.