Manipur, Feb 6: The Manipur Government is likely to open the newly constructed Imphal View Tower for the general public soon.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Saturday visited the newly constructed Imphal View Tower atop Cheiraoching, Langol Hills in Imphal.

The Imphal View Tower will provide a 360-degree view of the Imphal city to the visitors.

Speaking about the view tower, which will be opened for the general public soon, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the View Tower gives a “glimpse of the most picturesque landscape of Imphal city”.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said, “Had the most magnificent bird’s eye view of the city from the newly constructed View Tower, Eco-tourism project on top the Cheiraoching, Langol hills. Had to climb up more than 150 steps to get a glimpse of the most picturesque landscape of Imphal city and surrounding areas.”

Chief Minister Biren Singh also inspected the progress of construction works for a bridge, a footpath, and a recreational park at the eastern side of the Kangla Palace.

The Kangla Palace is an old palace at Imphal in the Manipur.

It was situated on both sides (western and eastern) of the bank of the Imphal River.

Kangla means “dry land” in old Meetei. Kangla was the traditional seat of the past Meetei rulers of Manipur.

Biren Singh said, “Inspected work in progress of a bridge, footpath and recreational parks at the eastern side of the Kangla, the ancestral palace of past Meitei rulers. Also had a personal glimpse of the remnant of an ancient bridge from the Kangla which may have been constructed centuries back.”