Centre to provide air connectivity for Manipur’s hill areas

Vijaita Singh, Rahul Karmakar
Centre to provide air connectivity for Manipur’s hill areas

Amit Shah visiting a relief camp housing Kuki community members at Kangpokpi in Manipur on Wednesday.Special ArrangementPicasa

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Thursday, 1st June 2023
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Chennai Print Edition

The Centre has promised to operationalise air services from the hill districts of Manipur to allow connectivity with the rest of the country, as tribal groups refuse to travel to Imphal airport fearing for their safety.

Home Minister Amit Shah “assured that supply of essential items in hill areas and helicopter services for emergency needs in Churachandpur, Moreh and Kangpokpi will be ensured”, a Home Ministry statement said.

Security review

On Wednesday, Mr. Shah visited Kangpokpi and Moreh on the Manipur-Myanmar border, where he met civil society groups and reviewed the security situation.

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