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Tengnoupal Landslide Relief Committee warns of intense agitation

Chumthang News Service
CHANDEL/2015:Tengnoupal Sub-Division Landslide Relief Committee has warned of intense agitations if the State government fails to take a concrete decision to ensure reopening of Tengnoupal - Sangshak road.  

The decision was taken in a joint meeting of Tengnoupal Sub-Division Landslide Relief Committee and 31 Village Chiefs of Sita Area at Phalbung Village today.
During the meeting presided by Mk. Mothil Maring, chairman Tengnoupal Sub-Division Landslide Relief Committee, it was resolved to approach the State government including the local MLA, ADC members and the Deputy Commissioner for reconnecting the washed away portion of Tengnoupal-Sangshak road which is the only lifeline of the area at the earliest.
Further, the present members of joint meeting also unanimously resolved to launch an intense form of agitations, if the State government fails to take a concrete decision on or before August 30 for reopening the road washed away by the landslide.
Later on, a team of the Relief Committee along with media persons inspected the washed away portion of the road in between Phalbung and Chehlep junction.
Speaking to the media persons, Lhunkhomang Haokip, spokesperson of the Relief Committee said that the villagers of 31 villages of Sita area are enduring severe hardship due to massive landslide which washed away a portion of Tengnoupal - Sangshak road in between Phalbung and Chehlep junction.
Since then, the livelihoods of many villagers were affected as the road connectivity was totally cut off by the recent landslide, he added.
He also appealed the State government and the concern authority to consider the plight of the villagers and make necessary arrangement for cutting an alternative road along the washed away portion.
L. Thangboi Mate, secretary of the Relief Committee also said appealed to the local MLA, ADC Members and DC Chandel to take personal interest in constructing an alternative road for the washed away portion.
He also warned to launch an intense form of agitations if the state government fails to response positively on or before 30 August for reconstruction of the said road.

Source: Imphal Free Press

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