Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday handed over and dedicated the historic Kangla Nongpok Thong – The Eastern Gate of Kangla Fort to the people of the state.
The dedication ceremony was held in the presence of Rajya Sabha MP Maharaja Leishemba Sanajaoba, Cabinet ministers, MLAs, various high ranking officials and locals of the area among others also attended the function.
Kangla Nongpok Thong is one of the 21 projects recently inaugurated by the Union Home minister Amit Shah during his visit of the state last week. It is of great pride and honour that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has bestowed such concern and recognition to a small state like Manipur on reopening of Nongpok Thong by tweeting “May the spirit of peace, prosperity and happiness be enhanced across the state”, Biren said.
The Nongpok Thong will be manned by IRB personnel while Nongchup Thong (western gate) will remain closed. The area adjacent to the eastern gate will be developed so as to give a unique sense of appeal towards the historic Kangla. The approach road towards the gate will be converted to a double lane road soon, he added.
He said his government is making all possible efforts for peace, prosperity and unity in the state.
The Nongpok Thong was constructed through Imphal Smart City Limited (ISCL) as the Funding Agency and Manipur Police Housing Corporation Limited (MPHC Ltd) as the work agency.
Biren lauded the efforts of the engineers and officials of MPHC for completing the project on time.