Singda poor maintenance miffs IFC minister
IMPHAL | Apr 20
IFCD and YAS minister, Letpao Haokip today inspected Singda Dam, site for National Sports University at Koutruk and Dolaithabi Barrage Project.
Expressing displeasure over the poor maintenance of Singda Dam, the minister instructed officials of IFCD to take up beautification works at Singda Dam like putting up of a monogram, repairing of railings and fixing of tiles on the footpath.
He was accompanied by parliamentary secretary (IFCD), Rameshwor Meetei, parliamentary secretary (YAS and Education) K Robindro, parliamentary secretary (RD and PR) and MLA of Sekmai AC, Heikham Dingo Singh.
Inspecting the site for the National Sports University at Koutruk, Letpao said land measuring an area of 400 acres has been made available for the sports university against the required land area of 325.90 acres.
He said that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will lay the foundation of the sports university any time.
The Minister and his entourage also inspected the approach road of the university site from Koutruk to Pheidinga via Loitang Khullen.
While inspecting the construction of Dolaithabi Barrage Project, Letpao observed that about 96 percent of the construction works has been completed. The construction could not progress as per plan due to bandh and blockade.
He pointed out that it would take about two and a half months to complete the tunnel of the project and urged the contractors concerned to work sincerely and ensure timely completion of their respective works keeping in mind of public interest.
H Deleep Singh, commissioner (YAS), Ksh Pritam Singh, chief engineer, IFCD, K Kirti, SE, Thoubal Circle-II and Songput W Albert, SE, Irrigation Circle-II and other officials of IFCD and YAS also accompanied the Minister.
Later, in another tour, Letpao Haokip warned stern action would be taken against encroachers along the bank of Imphal River during inspection at Hatta Golapati and Sanjenthong area today evening.
He said illegal structures being put up at the river bank would be dismantled in consultation with the Revenue department.
Besides, he expressed strong disapproval over the setting up of a ‘permanent’ police picket at the eastern end of Sanjenthong. He said that police pickets are normally ‘mobile’ but the picket at Sanjenthong has been constructed in a permanent manner.
He said, “This is deplorable,” while adding that it is against public interest.
The minister immediately sought status report of the land being ‘encroached’ from the Deputy Commissioner of Imphal East. “Necessary action would be initiated after the report is received from the DC,” Letpao said.