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Manipur planning to construct ring road, elevated highways

 IMPHAL, July 7 - Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has informed that the State Government is planning to construct a ring road and elevated highways for better road connectivity in the State.

“We’ve submitted a proposal of around Rs 1,000 crore in this regard and the Union Government has forwarded the same to ADB (Asian Development Bank),”he said. “Now, the ADB has also approved the proposal”, he added.

The CM was speaking in the mid-term council meeting of the Indian Engineers’ Federation (North East Region) here on Sunday. The meeting was organised by Engineering Association of Manipur.

He added that the elevated highways will be constructed along the existing highways and engineers need to play a big role as the State is prone to earthquakes. The Ring Road has been planned to provide rapid and improved connectivity and also to reduce traffic congestion in and around Imphal, the State capital which has one of the densest urban population in the North East besides having a high accident rate.

Stating that progress of the State and its infrastructural development is dependent on the dedicated services of the engineers, he said they have the responsibility of ensuring proper planning and effective implementation of various developmental projects in the State.

Stating that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government at Centre has given special attention towards the North East, Singh claimed that there has been changes in the States of Assam, Tripura, Arunachal, Nagaland, Manipur and Sikkim.

In his speech, Forest and Environment Minister Th Shyamkumar who also holds the Urban Planning portfolio also highlighted the services rendered by the engineer community in the region.

Executive Council Members of Indian Engineers’ Federation (North East Region), and Engineers of various Engineering departments attended the function.

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