Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma met Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari along with Deputy Chief Minister in-charge PWD (Roads), Prestone Tynsong in New Delhi and discussed the implementation of ongoing projects in Meghalaya.
During the meeting which was also attended by officials of the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), it was resolved that road connectivity in Meghalaya would be enhanced at the earliest and the Central Government would extend full cooperation and support to the State.
“The Central Government is committed to provide all necessary support to the State to ensure that all pending road projects are given due attention”, the Chief Minister informed.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister also discussed on eight different projects which were important to enhance connectivity in Meghalaya including the Tura– Dalu road, Baghmara–Moheskola–Ranikor road, NH-62 and the Shillong–Dawki road.
“We discussed about taking up critical roads under National Highway and converting of timber bridges to RCC. The meeting was very productive and the Union Minister has assured full cooperation and support to improve road connectivity in Meghalaya”, the Chief Minister added.
To take the projects forward, the Chief Minister informed that a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Transport and the State government officials would be held at Shillong on May 25 and 26 next.