SHILLONG, Aug 1: State PWD (Building) Minister, Coming One Ymbon on Thursday inspected the construction of the Nongstoin district jail in West Khasi Hills district.
The construction of the jail building started 14 years ago.
Speaking to media persons, Ymbon said that the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government has decided to vigorously pursue for the completion of the jail.
The PWD (Building) Minister, informed that the state government has earmarked Rs 27 crore, to complete the Nongstoin district jail.
“The government wants that the jail should be completed in the next two years, if there are no obstacles,” Ymbon said.
The PWD (Building) Minister said that the reason for delay in construction of the district jail was that the land was not suitable for construction but since the work has already progressed nothing more can be done except to complete it.
It may be mentioned that the construction of the Nongstoin district jail started in 2005, through the NLCPR SOR PWD Building scheme of 2000-01.
The amount initially earmarked for the construction of the jail was Rs 6.25 crore which was to be completed within five years but the work is still pending.
During the inspection, the minister was accompanied by local MLA, Macmillan Byrsat, Superintendent Engineer PWD (Building) K Mawa and Executive Engineer PWD (Building) R. Sutnga.