With the Jiribam railway station already commissioned, the Imphal-Jiribam highway is becoming a highway of paramount importance for the state. For decades, NH 37 has been lying in a neglected, primitive condition with Barak and Makru bridges breaking down at regular intervals.
The United Committee Manipur urged Manipur government to seek Centre's intervention in highway development in the state, saying major lifelines of the state are in bad shape..
The Transporters and Drivers Council (TDC) said that it has lodged an FIR at Noney police station against the National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL).
The driver of the fallen truck in the Irang river remained missing and rescue operation continued on Tuesday.
Irang Bridge over Irang River at Irang village of Tamenglong district in Manipur connects the Imphal-Jiribam highway.