Tamenglong court building construction far behind completion

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Despite of two High Court Judges of Manipur inspected the on- going Tamenglong court building construction in the last February there is no much change till today.

The new construction of Tamenglong court is seen far behind completion when the reporters visited the building construction site on Monday.

It is worth mentioned here that the construction of district court building Tamenglong was started since 1 May 2016 and the stipulated date for completion of the project was April 1, 2018.

The approved project cost was Rs. 4588.68 lakh in total. In all Rs. 4588.68 lakh Rs.4129.81 lakh was centre shared and Rs 456.87 lakh was state government shared and the total amount released for construction was Rs. 1786.78 lakh.

It is also worth mentioned here that High Court of Manipur team comprise Justice L.S. Jamir and Justice Kh. Nobin Singh along with their sub-ordinate staffs inspected Tamenglong court construction on 21February 2020 to speed up the work.

However, very few workers are found working in the big building and construction site turned into haunted as tall bushes over ground in one side, with rusted iron bars, water droplets dropping from between two pillars, etc.

Tamenglong has maximum court cases, all big or small case have to go down to Imphal to attend the court case, due to lack of court in Tamenglong district headquarter.

Little money earned from MGNREGS job card wages is spending to go down to Imphal to attend even small court case.

The district court building complex construction has seven components including construction of main court building with three court rooms now stated to be completed 60 per cent.

Fire fighting system with wet riser, internal roads and path, water supply and sanitary installation are all yet to start the work. Internal electrification and wiring, retaining wall construction are yet to complete.

When contacted the district administration Tamenglong, the deputy commissioner Tamenglong informed that to cease the hardship faced by general public attending court case at Imphal, the district administration has given disaster office building for temporary court building.

The district administration has willing to give quarters for judges, staffs, other requirement, etc. however no chief judicial magistrate is posted again in Tamenglong district after transferred of former Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) -cum-Civil Judge Sr. Division Tamenglong  Janggoulen Haokip Tamenglong

Moreover, those in-charge chief judicial magistrate and his staffs are reluctant to come and stay in Tamenglong.

It is also worth mentioned here that Rongmei Naga Youth Organisation (RNYO) Tamenglong zone has demanded to revoke transfer order but it went into the deaf ears.