SHILLONG, Apr 5: Opposition Congress legislator from Nongthymmai, Charles Pyngrope today urged the state government to issue circular to schools in the city to use buses to ferry children.
Annoyed with the frequent traffic jams caused by private vehicles ferrying scholl going children, Pyngrope said, “This will ease traffic congestion in Shillong.”
The Congress legislator said that the state already have infrastructure with the government owned buses already plying in the city streets.
“For a parent it will be cheaper to sent a child to school by bus than drive a car and also save their time,” Pyngrope said.
He also lamented that though metropolitan cities of the country are using buses to ferry school children but this is not being done so in Shillong.
Pyngrope also regretted that with Meghalaya hosting the 2022 National Games infrastructures like a proper field is not available for budding talents of the state to hone their skills but every free space is being used to build high rises.
“Shillong which was once known as Scotland of the East will now turn into the Manhattan of the East,” Pyngrope remarked.
He also said that what ever spaces which are available in the city become puddles of mud during the rains.
“Why not the sports department upgrade such muddy fields into proper play grounds by laying astro-turfs,” Pyngrope added.
The Congress legislator also suggested inclusion of eminent past sports persons from the state in a committee to oversees preparations for the national games.