Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday said key sectors like communications and health are improving in the interior areas.
Speaking during the flag-off ceremony of Somdal – Imphal Manipur State Transport (MST) Bus Service from the MST Complex, Moirangkhom here, he said the launching of a bus service might be a small program but it could be taken as a big step toward filling the communication and developmental gaps between different areas of the State.
He said maintaining person-to-person communication and sharing ideas, getting in touch with one another among different communities would bring equality to the Stated.
The State Government had been putting in maximum effort to bring development, Biren added that the State had witnessed drastic changes in hill areas with improvement in road infrastructure, security, education, and health sector among others.
Stressing the importance of quality control in the construction work in Pettigrew College of Ukhrul District which had been going on in full swing, he appealed to the public not to make any disturbance that would hinder the construction work.
He further expressed the desire and efforts of the Government to bring up the College to the University level.
The Chief Minister informed that the erstwhile Manipur State Road Transport Corporation, which had remained non-functional for a long time, was revived as Manipur State Transport (MST) with the objective of facilitating the public with accessible low-cost transportation across the State.
Currently, the MST buses are plying on 21 different roads which will be increased to 22 including Somdal – Imphal bus service launched today.
He appealed to the public not to create any disturbance in any road construction works as proper road infrastructure is of utmost importance to bring equal development in all areas of the State.
With equal development, there will be a prevalence of peace and healthy relationships among different communities, he added.