Wow ! Night Life now a reality in Manipur's capital, Imphal

September 24, 2017, 9:15 pm
Imphal (Manipur ): Good News for  people of Imphal  . Come  October 2 , residents of this princely  capital  city will experience what  Night Life is all about like other metropolitian  cities .
For decades  North Eastern states especially  Manipur was deprived  of any night life due to law and order problems  but now the government  has decided  to start  a Night  Plaza to provide  a healthy  and secure night life in the city areas.
On Sunday  the Urban Development and Housing Minister, Thounaojam Shyamkumar   announced  the decisioin of the  government  of opening of ' Night Plaza '  upholding  the traditional  culture of the Manipuri society and giving a boost  to a healthy family life  to the residents of Imphal and tourists ..
To start off, on October 2 nd next  a Night Plaza  along the Kangla moat ( eastern half of NH 2 from Raj Bhavan  turn to PWD turn)  would start functioning . It would be open from 7 pm to 10 pm on weekends and there would be no entry fees . It would also remain open for ten days at a strech  during the Manipur Sangai Festival .
This is being done with a hope  of  encouraging  the extension of  business hours in the city"s core areas  and improving  economy in the state .the ‘Night Plaza’ stalls would  be opened strictly following the guidelines set by the government enabling  every sections of the society to experience the Night  life  with their families.
The stalls would be  classified into two categories – sales  & entertainment and food. The temporary/portable stall operators will be responsible for installing their own stalls and bring their own items, including providing sitting arrangements for the customers. Two stalls would  be installed between two electric poles so that there will be free movement. There would  be no provision for washing utensils and disposable stuff would be used . 
Another good news - Talented people would  be provided platforms to showcase their talent without any  fees  and  the entire road stretch at the venue would  be decorated through proper day-like illumination by the state electricty  department , including decorative illumination on the inner bank of the Kangla moat.  However ,the sanctity of the Kangla will  always be maintained.
Food stalls would  of various types – indigenous food, fast food, international stalls  and  local food among others. Boating on Kangla moat, live concerts and other recreational activities will be another added bonus  for  the visitors. An organising and management committee has  already been constituted for overall supervision and coordination of the project. 
State Police Department will look into the security and safety of public and deployment of NCC cadets, Scouts & Guides for coordination and guidance. The state  Traffic Police Department will control and manage the traffic.

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