Oppositions slam unsystematic parking place in Imphal city
Imphal, July 16: A war of words on the improper parking places in Imphal city area rocked the House of the state Assembly Thurday during general discussion for passing demand for grants of four departments including that of transport department.
Moving cut motions while discussing the demand for grant of the transport department, members of the opposition bench, Dr Ng Bijoy, Dr I Ibohalbi and RK Anand moved policy and token of cut motions. The discussion was also participated by MLA L Nandakumar of ruling Congress, Doukhongmang Khongsai of opposition and N Mangi of ruling bench.
Moving the policy cut motion, MLA Ng Bijoy criticized that the parking system in Imphal city is totally failed. Due to parking of vehicles on the road sides, traffic congestions and other inconveniences are causing in the city areas.
Not only this, whether it was due to failure of e-governance or computerized registration of employees or failure in the tax collection system, passenger are not availing benefits of public utility while travelling on national highways, by air, rail and water.
Dr I Ibohalbi observed that due to the unsystematic traffic parking and regulation, the Imphal city has been made an ugly look. Apart from this, the city is becoming a second hand market place.
In reply to the discussion, transport minister, L Jayentakumar informed the House that government is planning to construct a multi-storey car parking. The site selection had already completed. The construction works will be taken up after the completion of the Capitol Project at Chingmeirong.
Transport department has also a plan to develop a bus parking place having facilities of night halt and eateries at Khuman Lampak Bus Terminus. The department is also planning to construct passengers resting places on the stretches of the national highways in the state, the minister added.
After the minister concerns given clear cut statements on the cut motions coming up from the opposition members, the demands for grant of Rs 15,46,56,53,000 for transport department, Rs 12,09,66,000 for Labour and Employment, Rs 200,02,57,000 for the Development of Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste and Rs 52,53,37,000 for the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department were passed by the House voice votes.