Meghalaya govt urges centre to declare state highways as NH

New Delhi, August 20: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma along with Dy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong and Transport Minister Snaiwbhalang Dhar today called on Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari in Delhi.

The meeting apprised the Union Minister to consider declaring of important State Highways as new National Highway, which included — Umtyngar – Sohra – Mawlong – Ichamati – Bholaganj (76.50 km), Nidanpur – Tikrikilla – Medhipara – Rongsai – Bajengdoba – Resubelpara – Damra (120 km), Umsning – Mawhati – Jagi (79 km), Pasiyih Garampani road to Meghalaya upto Haflong in Assam (48 km), Weiloi – Mawsynram – Balat – Ranikor (75 km), Mairang – Nongkhlaw – Patharkmah Ranigodown road (80 km), Jowai Nartiang Kdiap Khanduli road (60 km) and Tura – Dalu road – Chokpot to Sibbari (63 km).

The meeting also urged the central minister to release funds under CRF.

The State Government also urged centre to declare roads approved “in principle” as New National Highways which included Dkhiah – Sutnga – Saipung – Moulsei (84 km), Nongstoin – Maweit – Nongjri (75 km), Assam – Meghalaya border – Bhoirymbong on Shillong bypass (18 km), Garobadha – Ampati – Zigzag – Mahendraganj (52 km), Mawngap – Mawkyrwat – Rangthong – Nongnah – Dirang – Khadphra (96km).

Gadkari has assured to consider the proposal of the State Government and has also suggested Meghalaya Government to initiate measures to submit proposal to start vehicle fitness centre as well as two driving schools in backward region of the State.

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