Manipur: Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurates police station at Behiang along the Indo-Myanmar border

Published: February 4,2020 05:51 PM

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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated a police station at Behiang village located along the India-Myanmar border in Churachandpur district on Monday.

June 25, 2019: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated a police station at Behiang village located along the India-Myanmar border in Churachandpur district on Monday.

Speaking at the inauguration function attended by a large number of people, the Chief Minister said that the police station has been set up understanding the need for security of the people residing at far-flung and interior areas like Behiang.

Apart from it, the Chief Minister said that the location of the village is strategically important as it can serve as the second corridor to South East Asian nations next to Moreh in the light of Government of India's Act East Policy.

The Chief Minister also asked the personnel and officers of newly inaugurated Behiang police station to especially check entry of illegal migrants and drug trafficking activities. He also directed them to attend to grievances of the villagers by holding Meeyamgi Numit every month.

Hundreds of villagers clad in traditional attires welcomed the Chief Minister upon his arrival in an IAF helicopter at Behiang Football Ground at around 11.30 am. He was accompanied by CAF & PD Minister Shri Karam Shyam, PHE Minister Shri Losii Dikho, Forest and Environment Minister Shri Th. Shyamkumar, Agriculture Minister Shri V. Hangkhanlian, Education Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam, MANIREDA Chairman and Singhat AC MLA Shri Ginsuanhau, Chief Secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, DGP Shri L.M. Khaute, Secretary to CM Shri  Ningthoujam Geoffrey and other high ranking officials of the State Government and they inspected the building and barracks of the police station which currently has 50 personnel. Behiang Police Station was constructed by Manipur Police Housing Corporation.

Observing that natural calamity prone States like Manipur always need alternative connecting routes, the Chief Minister said that Imphal-Behiang road (Tiddim road) must be developed as the second route which connects the State with South East Asian countries. He said that a trade centre would also be developed at Behiang like at Moreh to enhance trade activities with neighbouring Myanmar.

Informing that Churachandpur-Singhat section of Churachandpur-Behiang road is already a National Highway, Shri N. Biren further said that he had requested the Centre to upgrade the remaining section from Singhat to Behiang to a National Highway as well. And he is hopeful that the said section would also become a National Highway very soon, the Chief Minisrter said.

Apart from it, N. Biren said that the State Government had submitted a Rs. 100-crore proposal to the Centre to construct a ring road along India-Myanmar border from the last village bordering Mizoram to the last point bordering Nagaland in Ukhrul district. Stating that it would ease inconvenience in security management as well, the Chief Minister expressed hope that the said proposal is likely to get approval as the country now has a dynamic Home Minister as Shri Amit Shah.