Meghalaya: Road project connecting three districts yet to begin, residents raise concern
The village heads of the Dorbar Diengiei Area have urged the government to expedite work on the road project that will connect the three districts- West Khasi Hills, East Khasi Hills, and Ri-Bhoi, in the state.
With 28 villages under Diengiei Dorbar, the traditional heads on Saturday inspected the dilapidated road that passes through Mawnaram, Nongthliew, Mawmih, Mawlyndep up to Lad Umsaw.
In a statement, the traditional heads requested Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, who is also in charge of the Public Works Department (PWD), to expedite the process at the earliest.
“The Chief Minister had visited the area on May 17, 2019, and again on August 4, 2021, to inspect the progress in the project and had emphasised the need to repair it at the earliest. But till date, the project has not taken off,” they said.
The dorbar said that the bad road has affected the residents, especially those, who transport agricultural products to other parts of the state.
The road project was inaugurated on March 25, 2021, by PWD minister Prestone Tynsong.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)
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