Shillong – East Jaintia Hills road will be repaired after monsoon season

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The state Government has assured that the Shillong – East Jaintia Hills road will be repaired after monsoon season.

While referring to the dilapidated condition of Shillong to East Jaintia Hills road, Deputy Chief Minister in-charge PWD Prestone Tynsong said the damage starts from Mawryngkneng downwards so once the monsoon is over repairing work will be taken up on priority basis.

“This damage starts from Mawryngkneng downwards so now once the monsoon is over, repairing work will be taken up on priority basis,” Tynsong said which replying to a query about this particular National Highway.

Asked, he said, “We will make sure that during winter season  this road is completely improved.”

The condition of the NH-06 has worsened day by day and the stretch connecting Khliehriat- town and Umkiang is now in a deplorable condition affecting thousands of commuters travelling to and fro from Silchar side to Guwahati and vice versa.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister in-charge PWD Prestone Tynsong, on Friday, informed that a survey will soon take place for construction of a new bridge over Umiam river.

Tynsong said that the department had already engaged a consultant for construction of a new bridge, which will be a permanent solution to the concerns about the safety of the existing Umiam bridge, where carrying capacity of heavy vehicles ply through it have been restricted at present.

“The consultant is on the job and a survey will take place very soon. He will work it out and then he will submit the detailed project report (DPR) to us and we will push for its sanction,” he said.

According to the deputy Chief Minister, the department has identified the location for construction of the new bridge which is downstream of the existing bridge.

On the status of the Shillong-Western bypass, Tynsong informed that the deputy commissioners of Ri Bhoi and East Khasi Hills district are on the job to notify the land acquisition process

“We left the responsibility to the deputy commission to do the needful,” he said.