Conrad at Tikrikilla
Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma inspecting the damaged portion of the road at Bondumali. Image credit – Twitter

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma on Sunday visited the flash flood affected roads in West Garo Hills.

The chief minister visited Tikrikilla to review the damages caused by the flash flood last week, particularly the AMPT Road, which is the lifeline for the people of the plain belt areas of West Garo Hills.

Conrad Sangma held a meeting with the officials of the district administration, PWD and line departments.

He also inspected the damaged portions of the road at Bondumali in Tikrikilla, Phulbari and Selsella.

Sangma interacted with people of different villages of Raksamgre and Tikrikilla, who were called in for an audience with chief minister.

The chief minister informed that an alternative route be created immediately for the people of the area, while the damaged portion at Bondumali is being repaired and restored at the earliest possible time.

Additional chief engineer of PWD (Roads) Gromyko Marak informed that alternative route to connect Tikrikilla with neighbouring Agia of Goalpara district in Assam is being made functional to enable the movement of people in the region.

The damage in the road at Bondumali has disconnected the plain belt areas of West Garo Hills, South Salmara – Mankachar district of Assam with rest of the region via Lower Assam’s Goalpara district.

“The entire administration is working in a war footing to ensure that the restoration work is completed at the earliest. In the next two weeks, the road will be restored and vehicles should be able to ply,” the chief minister said.

The chief minister also directed the administration and the PWD (Roads) to ensure that repair and restoration works in AMPT Road is expedited.

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