Road repair work on the 220 Km-long Imphal-Moreh highway NH-2 has been initiated ahead of the scheduled Indo-ASEAN car rally. Sources in Manipur PWD informed that the Indo-ASEAN car rally would enter Moreh and pass through the highway on December 15.
In view of this international car rally, repairing work including surface leveling, filling up potholes and clearing road-side drains has begun. As per instructions of Govt of India, the highway would be repaired so that the rally pass off smoothly.
For this work, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, has already sanctioned Rs 83 lakh. Portions of the highway assigned to different agencies between Mao-Moreh should be repaired fully ahead of the car rally, said the official.
Those agencies who have completed road development at different sections of the highway with due sanctions should repair their allotted portions in case the repairing period has not lapsed.
However, the amount sanctioned by the Ministry would not be utilised for road development works executed or being executed with due sanctions nor in periodical repairing. The amount would be used in only original works of which sanctions have not been granted yet.