Study conducted on prospect of railway project in East Jaintia Hills District

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday informed that a study is being conducted for introducing a railway line in East Jaintia Hills District.


Speaking to reporters, Sangma said that when it comes to the Khasi Hills and Ri Bhoi section everything is being put on hold.


“There is an active talk with the government of India that the money that has been outlay for this project will be diverted and will be put up for projects for other zones or other areas in the state which are opened to the railways,” he said.


Sangma said, “There is a study that is being conducted In East Jaintia Hills for railway connectivity towards Khliehriat. But that also will depend upon the discussion with the local leadership and local community and the public and different stakeholders so we will see.”


The chief minister said that the government of India will not wait too long as there is a possibility that it will cancel this particular project up to Shillong and money will be shifted for other zones wherever the railway connectivity is possible.

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