Locals block roads in protest against ring-road construction in Manipur

The JAC decided to block Imphal to Ukhrul road


Locals of Khurai Konsam Leikai and adjoining villages on Wednesday staged a sit-in protest and blocked roads in protest against construction of Ring road that will pass through surrounding areas of Ipum Pat.

The JAC against the construction of the ring road also decided to block Imphal-Ukhrul road if the state government fails to pay heed to the voice of the locals.

One of the locals Yaikhom Biken Singh said that Ipum Pat at the locality which is being utilised by the locals for different purposes will be affected if the ring road is constructed.

He also said that Meitei and Meitei Pangal locals who settled near Ipum Pat filtered the water from the lake and consumed it since there is no regular supply of tap water in the locality.

Besides, the community hall which is being used by the locals in different functions and occasions will be affected if the ring road is constructed, he added.

First Published:Dec. 17, 2020, 9:37 a.m.

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