Prestone reviews ongoing survey work of 4-lanning of NH6 from Mawlyngkhum, Umiam to Panchgram, Assam

SHILLONG, JUNE 11: Deputy Chief Minister incharge PWD (Roads) Prestone Tynsong reviewed the ongoing survey work of 4-lanning of National Highway 6 from Mawlyngkhum, Umiam to Panchgram, Assam.


The much awaited project is part of the North East corridor project mission 2047 by the NDA Government, with NHIDCL being the implementing agency; the project is at its initial stage.


The high-speed corridor will start from Umiam and pass through the Shillong Bypass, Mawryngkneng and Ratacherra before culminating at Panchgram.


Talking to Mediapersons, Tynsong said, “The NHIDCL has already reported to us they have updated that the survey is going on and then the committee under the chairmanship of DC, East Khasi Hills, is very active and review meeting at this level is being called regularly in case of any land issue with the land owners or raid or himas whatever, the district committee is supposed to take appropriate step and resolve all those issues,” he said.


While reviewing the implementation of the road project by the National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL) in the state, the Deputy Chief Minister said, “Similarly in West Jaintia Hills and East Jaintia Hills, the deputy commissioners are now on the job having regular meetings in their respective districts to resolve those issues wherever as I said to you when the survey is on we are able to know which land owner is against the parting land or which village is against parting the land and in case that situation arises then the deputy commissioner will call a meeting and discuss with the land owners along with the village authorities and resolve those issues.


Asked, he said, “This survey is going on well and I am very sure very soon they will be able to complete the survey work and assessment for land compensation.”


Calling it the most important Road projects of the state,  Tynsong said, “This 4 lane is the most important project as far as Meghalaya state is concern, because this is the only project where we called it the North East corridor project, which was already included in the mission 2047 by the NDA government. From the state government, we really wanted to make sure that this project goes smoothly till the handing over of the land to the NHIDCL for construction of the four lane roads.”



Regarding the Shillong Western Bypass, the deputy CM said that the Ri Bhoi DC had already distributed the compensation funds to the concerned land owners.


“We have already reached about 85%, say around 5-6 % within this week, we will cross 90%. Same way East Khasi Hills DC had informed us that right now they have already handed over the land possession upto 70-75 % and within this week again, they will be able to cross 90%.”


He informed that once handing over of land possession reaches 90%, the NHIDCL will handover these portions of land to the concerned company for immediate construction.



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