Imphal: Manipur governor has made Imphal to Churachandpur and Imphal to Mao via Kangpoki operational to public by deploying additional security forces along the highways, effective from Saturday.
Public transport service has been halted on these highways since the eruption of Meitei-Kuki clash on May 3.
The state Home department in a public notice issued on Thursday said, “It is for information of all, that the Imphal – Kangpokpi – Mao Highway and the Imphal Bishnupur -Churachandpur Highway are operational and open for use by all.
For convenience and security of the people using the highways, additional security forces have been deployed, Manipur Police Control Room said.
“All residents are requested to take note of the above information and to cooperate in public interest.”
The government notice said trucks should assemble at North AOC, Imphal from 9 am every day for movement towards Mao via Kangpokpi while vehicles coming to Imphal side shall station at Senapati from 9 am onwards.
For Imphal-Bishnupur-Churachandpur high way, trucks and vehicles should assemble at Malom from 9 am every day while those coming from Churachandpur to Imphal should assemble at Torbung, it added.
During the last 24 hours, the situation in the state was tense but under control with sporadic incidents of firing and congregation of protestors, the police control room said on Thursday.
Search operations and area domination were conducted by security forces in the fringe and vulnerable areas of imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal, Churachandpur, Kangpokpi and Bishnupur districts in which two HE Hand Grenades, two detonators, two Tear Gas shells and two tube Launchers were recovered.
Movement of 239 and 222 vehicles along NH-37 and NH-2 respectively with essential items have been ensured. Strict security measures are taken up in all vulnerable locations and security convoy is provided in sensitive stretches in order to ensure free and safe movement of the vehicles, the police control room said.
Police detained 286 persons in connection with violations in different districts of the state.
The police department appeals to general public to return the ‘looted arms, ammunition and explosives’ to the police or nearest security forces immediately.