Contracts of the FCI transporters cancelled
Imphal July 12: Contracts of three rice transporters procuring rice for Manipur from Regional FCI Godown at Dimapur has been cancelled recently as a result of decision of Transporters’ and Drivers’ Council not to ply the Imphal- Dimapur section of NH-39.
While talking to Hueiyen Lanpao , president of the Transporters’ and Drivers’ Council, H Ranjit said that two transporters procuring rice from Regional FCI Godown at Dimapur to FCI Godown, Sangaiprou, Imphal and one procuring to FCI Godown at Ukhrul respectively have been cancelled on July 8.
He added that now only one transporter is ferrying rice for the state from FCI Godown at Ramnagar in Silchar. He expressed suspicion of hands of some officials of FCI Godown in Dimapur on cancelling contracts of three transporters and leaving only one transporter to transport rice from Silchar.
Casting apprehension for increase in hardships to public due to shortage of rice in the state he drew the attention of state government to intervene early for remedial measures.
Mention may be made that the transportation of rice from FCI regional godown in Dimapur by transporters are suspending following a decision of the TDC not to take the NH-39 until adequate compensation is paid for the trucks damaged during the ban on Manipur vehicles by NSF and ensure free from collection of illegal taxes and uncalled perennial tortures to drivers and handymen on the stretch.