Govt. to acquire 150 feet, shops closed, invites agitation

IMPHAL, June 25: Shops and other business establishments of Khongjom bazar area remained close today following a recent govt order to acquire 150 feet, which means 70+70 feet of both sides of the road, to widen the NH 39.

An agitation is being organised to demand for the revocation of the govt order.

An earlier govt order was made in this regard to acquire 100 feet and necessary demarcation activity and marking was already completed.

A press meet was today organised in which Sh Jiten Singh, general secretary of Khongjom Bazaar Development Committee mentioned that Khongjom is a historic place and a market was developed according to the demand of the entire population. This market lies along the NH 39.

He further said that if the govt acquires 150 feet to widen the national highway, then this Khongjom bazaar will be no more whereas extension of just 100 feet is manageable.

The secretary further criticized the wisdom of the govt in making the land acquisition order two times in a row saying that the govt is inviting agitation.

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