Imphal: Amidst a huge security presence and barricaded roads, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Imphal on Tuesday ahead of the Manipur elections.
The Prime Minister will address a public meeting at Hapta Kangjeibung at 11 am.
Manipur police personnel were positioned in the entire stretch from the Imphal airport to Hapta Kangjeibung since Monday night. The roads were barricaded with wooden structures. Militant groups operating in the state have called for a boycott of the Prime Minister’s visit.
Most areas in Greater Imphal have been declared Red Zone where the use of drones and other sensitive materials were banned.
Traffic regulations were imposed to coordinate the vehicles coming towards the venue of the PM’s meeting.
Coordination Committee (CorCom), a conglomerate of seven Manipur based armed outfits, has announced a boycott of the visit and imposed a total shutdown from 1 am till the departure of the PM.
The National Revolutionary Front, Manipur (NRFM) has also called a 12-hour bandh in Manipur on January 4 starting from 6 am.
All inter and intrastate passenger services were suspended. Business establishments, educational institutes were also closed down.
The Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of 22 developmental projects worth over Rs. 4800 crore in Imphal. He will also inaugurate 13 projects worth around Rs. 1850 crores and lay the foundation stone of 9 projects worth around Rs 2950 crore.
The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for the construction of five National Highway Projects (110 Km) to be built at a cost of more than Rs 1700 crore.