TDC lauds transport director, PWD, MSPDCL for immediate action

The Transporter and Driver’s Council earlier gave a deadline towards the authority concerned to start renovation work of the ISBT campus by Monday.

Transporter and Driver’s Council president H Ranjit (PHOTO: IFP)

The Transporter and Driver’s Council (TDC) has expressed its gratitude towards the director of Transport, officials of Public Works department and MSPDCL for immediate action to start renovation work inside Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT). The council has withdrawn from taking any further steps as its demand has been fulfilled.

Speaking at a press conference held at its head office located at MG Avenue, Imphal, president of the council, H Ranjit said that the council earlier gave a deadline towards the authority concerned to start renovation work of the ISBT campus by Monday. The move was taken after considering the deplorable condition of the ISBT campus due to which the transporters had been facing severe difficulties during monsoon season and lack of light during night time, he said. 

With the immediate action of the transport director and MSPDCL officials a ‘high mast light’ has been installed inside the ISBT campus and the PWD has started renovating the ground inside ISBT since Saturday, Ranjit added.

The council along with the president inspected the campus of ISBT on Saturday and it was found that the drainage system inside the campus has not been cleaned in a timely manner. As the drainage system has not been maintained, the campus has been waterlogged, he said. The council members have sanitized the campus with sodium hypochlorite and cleaning of the drainage system will be done by the council members on Monday, he added.

Moreover, fogging will also be carried out inside the campus. For emergency use, the council has kept one ‘F-17” crane, one excavator and deputed 10 members of the council at ISBT, said Ranjit.

He informed that the landslide which occurred along the national highway 37 near Sinam village due to heavy rain has been inspected by the council along with its president. He urged the NHIDCL to immediately clear the blockage caused by the landslide along the highway. The council will monitor the highways of the state regularly so that transporters do not face problems due to landslides and others, Ranjit said.

The bus drivers who transported the stranded people have been quarantined and will complete their quarantine period on Tuesday, he said. After honouring the drivers and co-drivers on Tuesday by the council, they will be sent back to their homes, he continued.


First Published:June 21, 2020, 10:38 p.m.

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