'Provide adequate security on NHs'
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, September 18 2011:
Representatives of five Transporters and Drivers Association of the state met the Chief Minister and pressed for providing edequate security to the vehicles plying along the NHs of the state apart from various other demands.
The meeting was held at the official chamber of the Chief Minister O Ibobi around 4pm today.
Works Minister K Ranjit was also present in the meeting among others.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Bhupenchandra, President of All Manipur Petroleum Tanker Driver Union said that a charter of demand was submitted to the Chief Minister.
The charter of demands include providing enough security to the vehicles plying along the NHs of the state, providing ROP by state and central forces along the NHs of the state, providing recovery van and ambulance, compensation for the burnt and destroyed vehicles by blockade supporters to be given in the earliest possible time, ex-gratia to be given to the deceased drivers and second drivers and also to the injured in time and finally improvement of the NHs of the state.
Their charter of demands were brought out and discussed and the Chief Minister assured that all possible help will be given.
He also assured that recovery vans will also be provided on the NHs of the state.
He further said that the Chief Minister will further meet all the officials of the concern departments.
The meeting between representatives of the unions and the government will continue further tomorrow evening.
The meeting today was attended by the Tomba, Secretary, All Manipur Drivers Welfare Association, Bhupenchandra, President of All Manipur Petroleum Tanker Driver Union, RK Vikram of Imphal Silchar Road Transporters Welfare Society, K Inaoba, President of NH 53(37) Truck Owners Association and Budha Luwang of All Manipur Inter State Bus Association.