PWD Minister assures completion of Mawlai bye-pass

SHILLONG, Mar 20: Meghalaya PWD (Roads) Minister, Prestone Tynsong on Tuesday informed the House that he has instructed his officers to speed up the construction of the Mawlai bye-pass.

The issue was taken up by Congress legislator from Mawlai, Process T Sawkmie.

Tynsong informed the House that so far 60 percent of physical work is in progress and so far Rs 11.84 crore has been paid.

The PWD (Roads) Minister also informed the House that the total cost of the project is Rs 20 crore.

When asked whether the contractors would be able to complete the remaining work within the initially sanctioned amount of Rs 20 crore since there has been able in completion, Tynsong replied in the affirmative.

The PWD (Roads) Minister informed that the administrative approval for the Mawlai Bye-Pass was done on March 31, 2012 and the work order was issued on March 10, 2015 and the time of completion was within 24 months.

When asked by Congress MLA from Rangsakona on the delay in issuing the work order, Tynsong informed that it was due to tussle between the land owners and the government which has been solved.