DoNER minister Jitendra Singh (lefty) with Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma (right)
DoNER minister Jitendra Singh (lefty) with Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma (right)

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma called on DoNER minister Jitendra Singh in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Sangma discussed the progress of different state projects related to infrastructure, roads and public welfare.

The DoNER minister reiterated the commitment of the Centre to give top priority to northeast and to bring it at par with more developed states of the country.

He expressed satisfaction that tourist inflow had picked up in a big way in many destinations of Meghalaya including Shillong.

Officials said that Sangma raised some issues related to North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS).

He requested for the early release of financial assistance for four of these projects.

“The Union Minister assured that he would look into it and if there were any procedural delays, the same will be immediately taken care of,” officials said.

Conrad Sangma also discussed the proposals for some of the new projects of Meghalaya.

These include road projects involving metalling & black-topping of intermediate lanes on Rongjeng – Mangsang – Adokgre (RMA) Road from 0 km to 32 Kms and 39 Kms to 43 Kms including a 19-meter bridge over river Ildek.

The DoNER minister informed that project had been sanctioned and the North Eastern Council (NEC) has sought certain clarifications.

Another project related to “Integrated Police Welfare Complex” at Baghmara has also been sanctioned by the Ministry of DoNER and this too came up for discussion during the meeting.

In the next two weeks, Dr Singh is visiting Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.

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