Traffic lights to be functional in six months


IMPHAL, May 19 (DIPR): The traffic lights which are installed at different locations within Imphal area would be made functional within six months.

Transport Commissioner M. Lakshmikumar Singh made the announcement during a two day meeting of the Traffic Regulation and Parking Committee saying that Transport department would take the ownership of these traffic Lights after clearing liabilities, according to a statement of the Directorate of Information and Public Relations.

It said the two-day meeting of the TRPC began yesterday at the Conference Hall, Old Secretariat and discussed ways to ensure free movement of traffic in and around Imphal and concluded today.

Altogether 26 agendas were discussed during the two-day meeting which was presided by Transport minister Dr. Kh. Ratankumar, who is also chairman of TRPC it said.

According to the statement, the minister appealed to the general public, stake holders and media to extend cooperation while streamlining better transport system in the State.

As desired by the minister, the meeting of TRPC would be held every month to monitor the traffic regulations, it said.

According to the statement, to ensure safety of school children travelling in buses and other types of vehicles, the Transport department, Government of Manipur has set certain conditions for transportation of children of educational institutions.

The conditions set in the notification are complied by transporters of educational institution in the State of Manipur, it said. School Vans were seen with strip/band of yellow colour for easy identification just below the window, it added.

In order to ease Traffic congestion during peak hours in Imphal area, the meeting also agreed that all type of heavy vehicles would be restricted from 9am to noon and 3pm to 6pm everyday, it said.

The meeting agreed to utilize the space above Naga Nallah (concrete slabs) for parking purposes and the PDA will take care of it within two weeks, it said.

Allotment of parking space at Khongnang Ani Karak for five Petrol Auto Rickshaws at a time was considered in between the southern end of City Hospitals & Research centre, Chingmeirong and LMS Law College gate, it added.

The Transport commissioner also suggested that as a precautionary measure for road safety, speed breakers and rumbers might be put along the NH in front of Manipur Secretariat, it said.

The TRPC meeting was attended by representatives from various departments like Transport,Traffic Polilce, MAHUD, IMC, PWD and PDA. As media representative, President and Secretary of AMWJU also present in the meeting, it said.


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