Imphal, 10 March 2018 ( Evening News ) : Illegal constructions along Imphal river banks in Imphal East District were demolished under Manipur Flood Plain Zoning Act as part of the State Government’s measures for prevention of floods in the state. Officials concerned led by SDO Porompat Thounaojam Selina under the supervision of DC Imphal East, demolished illegal constructions along Imphal river banks from Koirengei Market to Bashikhong this morning. Addressing media persons, SDO Porompat Thounaojam Selina expressed that so far the demolition of illegal constructions were carried out smoothly with no hindrances. She said the demolition process is carried under three Circles, namely, Porompat Circle, Bashikhong Circle and Heingang Circle and further mentioned that the drive will be completed soon. Community halls, prayer halls and schools were not included in the demolition.
Illegal constructions along river banks on the immediate northern side of Sanjenthong were also demolished today. Upon reaching the site, Impact News witnessed the encroachers wailing in deep sorrows drawing the attention of the authorities concerned to provide them with dwelling places. They expressed that earlier they used to reside in a khas land for over 30 years, however, a former Minister urged them to settle by the river banks and constructed houses for them and since the last five years have settled by the river banks.