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Tynsong reviews four-lane road project, says survey from Umiam to Malidor in final stages

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SHILLONG, MAY 10: Survey of the alignment for upgradation of Umiam to Malidor road into four lane road is in its final stage.

This was informed by the Deputy Chief Minister in-charge PWD (Road) Prestone Tynsong after chairing a review meeting on Friday.

Speaking to reporters, Tynsong said the length of the road along the National Highway-6 is more or less 160 to 170 kilometers.

Upgradation into four-lane road will start from the flyover at Umiam in Ri Bhoi district up to the border of Assam at Malidor in East Jaintia Hills district.

“We had a consultation and reviewed the survey of the road with the concerned departments and officials of NHIDCL, which will implement the road project,” he said.

Tynsong also directed the deputy commissioners of East Jaintia Hills and West Jaintia Hills to constitute a dedicated committee for implementation of this important project.


The committee will have members drawn from all concerned departments and representatives of NHIDCL.

“East Khasi HIlls and Ri Bhoi District have already constituted a committee and now I have instructed West Jaintia Hills and East Jaintia Hills DCs to constitute similar committee for this project, which is very important for the state of Meghalaya,” he further added.

According to him, the project is huge as it goes down up to Silchar. It will cost approximately around Rs 20,000 or 22,000 crore.

The deputy chief minister informed the project has five packages in Meghalalya and the survey of the alignment is in the final stage.

“Survey for package I, II and III are more or less in the final stage,” he said while adding that the proposal was also to construct about three tunnels along this road.


Meanwhile, Tynsong said that the process of land acquisition will also start very soon. The meeting was also to ensure that issues related to land are resolved by the dedicated district committees.

“That is why I told East and West Jaintia Hills deputy commissiners to start constituting a committee involving all the major departments concerned revenue, PWD (Road), forest department, agriculture etc -all in the district level , they will have to be members in that committee and they will resolve the issue one by one,” he stated.

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